Ben Purvis

Ben Purvis - BioPic

Job Title

Freelance Journalist


Who is he?

After riding since my teens I ditched plans for a career in law to try my hand at bike journalism, joining Motor Cycle News in 1997 to discover that: a) I wasn’t as fast as I thought I was, and b) I was quite good at digging up news stories.

After a spell as News Editor at MCN I took the plunge and went freelance in 2008. I’ve written for dozens of magazines and websites since then, including most of the world’s biggest bike titles, as well as dabbling in car and technology journalism.

I’m in awe of the way bikes have evolved over the last 30 years and intrigued about what’s still to come, but my dream garage would be stuffed with 90s homologation specials. Love gadgets, hate social media, try to be a good dad to three daughters.