Bicycling Trade ceases in print, consumer editor takes over online as Latz departs

Australian industry-facing title Bicycling Trade is to cease print publication from the summer edition, though the Bicycling Yearbook trade directory will remain.

The decision to close the print title comes as long-term editor Phil Latz makes a career change, announcing his last day as June 30th.

Retaining its online presence, will remain online with editor of consumer-facing Bicycling Gary Hunt maintaining the domain with trade news from the East.

Latz wrote: “Many of you will already know Gary as he has been Editor of our road consumer title Bicycling Australia for many years and has also had roles as General Manager and years ago, Show Director of the Bicycling Australia Show.”

Latz founded Bicycling in 1989 guiding it until selling to Yaffa Media in 2014, at the time signing a three year contract to guide the title bringing us to the present day.

Remaining in the bicycle business Latz added of his future: “It would not surprise you to learn that although I will be shortly leaving this role I won’t be straying too far from the world that I’ve inhabited for the vast majority of my life.

“On a voluntary level I’ll be continuing as a cycling advisor to the Active Transport Reference Group for my local Wollongong City Council and as a Director of World Bicycle Relief Australia, plus of course, regular cycling!

“Professionally I’ll be continuing to run our Where to Ride cycling books and maps business, working part time for the new global cycle tourism platform CycleLifeHQ and as was announced at the Australian Bicycle Summit in Brisbane on 12th May, I’ll be the Development Director for the newly created Australian Cycling Promotion Foundation.

“Away from bikes I’ll be continuing to enjoy project managing the renovation of investment properties, occasionally getting ‘on the tools’ myself, something I’ve enjoyed as a sideline on and off for the past 17 years.”