Most popular Biker? (who can also talk)
First of all: this is a somewhat commercially motivated question, so please feel free not to contribute or to blame me for misusing this forum. The later is not the intention as I hope that the topic is interesting for other users, too.
Which female or male biker would you recommend as a guest speaker for an international brand conference? He or she is preferably a current or former active racer (gravity preferred but not a must) with some VIP-appeal. Sporting success would be great, charisma is more important though. Topic of the speech should be to introduce the audience (international brand managers and general managers) to the sport of mountainbiking, e.g. the essence of going for a ride, the lifestyle around cycling, different styles of biking, major innovations and at the end of the speech open questions.
Writing this it could also be a journalist. So I extend the questions a little:
if not a racer, which journalist or other ‘bike person’ would you recommend for the same job?
Many thanks for any contribution!
hockPosted 4 years agoneninjaMember
Of those suggested I think any one of Tracey Moseley, Steve Peat or Fabien Barel would be excellent choices.
Alternatively how about Danny McAskill? He can turn his hand to all sorts of riding, has worked in the bicycle trade and is probably known by more people than any other UK MTB rider.
A few other to throw out there – Chris Akrigg, Hans Rey, Brian Lopes, John Tomac, Nick CraigPosted 4 years agotheonlywayisupMember
I “witnessed” an interview/QandA session at ShAFF in 2011, where Rob Warner was the host interviewing Steve Peat. IMO they were totally unprepared and fairly unprofessional. Off the back of that I wouldn’t recommend either of them, but maybe they had an off day.Posted 4 years agoRoter SternMember
Really depends on what kind of image you want the speaker to portray. If you want MTBing as bad ass with accompanying foul language then Warner is your man! If you want someone to appeal to the corporate mentality and show the professional side to the sport then I would agree with Fabien Barel or what about Martin Whiteley of 23 Degrees sport management for the insight into the behind the scenes of a MTB racing team?Posted 4 years ago
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