9th February 2006





Magazine journalist Phil Turner is celebrating scooping his first editor’s post just two and a half years after graduating from the University of Lincoln.


Phil has been made editor of Motorcycle Sport and Leisure, one of Britain’s longest running motorcycle publications.


While studying at university he gained some experience at Mortons Media Group Ltd in Horncastle and got a job as editorial assistant at the firm after graduating with a degree in Journalism.


Since then it has taken him just two years to progress to the role of editor of one of the company’s nine internationally recognised motorcycle magazines and guides.


“Under Phil’s remit, Motorcycle Sport & Leisure will still keep to its motto ‘Real world rides for real world riders’ and aim to be the quality monthly for motorcyclists,” said a spokesman.


The focus of the magazine will continue to be long-distance riding – both touring and adventure – and Phil plans to develop these features even more.


“I’m delighted to have been given the opportunity to work on such a well established and respected title as Motorcycle Sport and Leisure,” said Phil (28), who originally comes from Workington in Cumbria.


“I look forward to the challenge of developing and improving the already strong content and will continue to build on our excellent relationships with advertisers, manufacturers and contributors. I hope to live up to the high expectations of our dedicated readership.”


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For more information contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager, University of Lincoln

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

or Charlotte Park, Marketing Executive, Mortons Media Company Ltd

01507 529342                         cpark@mortons.co.uk