From the beginning of 2019, Beckendorff will step back from the day-to-day side of the business , but will still be retained as a consultant. He will also continue to write for national and international trade & industry magazines including RadMarkt and Bike Europe.
Beckendorff said: “Ten years is enough for me. Being part of the KB Media team was an honour. Nevertheless I feel that it is time for new blood and new ideas.”
The show daily team will continue to be led by co-founder Tom Kavanagh. Over the last decade Kavanagh and Beckendorff built a team of experienced trade and industry writers working under editor Doug McClellan.
Team member Laurens van Rooijen will take over Beckendorff’s reporting duties in the German-speaking markets and elsewhere.
“Thanks to Tom and our staff, thanks to the entire Eurobike team at Messe Friedrichschafen – and last but not least thanks to all our industry friends supporting our projects over the past decade. In Laurens van Rooijen we already have an experienced writer on board ready to take over.”