As some of you may be aware, we have been searching for a new Ride UK Editor for some time now since Gunner has taken the role of Creative Director at Factory Media.
Without further ado we are pleased to announce that Sebastian Henja will take over the reigns as Editor of Ride UK, Seb has been actively involved in BMX for over 20 years as both a rider and event commentator and brings a new enthusiasm to Ride UK that further supports our mission to be the number one support tool for UK BMX.
Seb can be contacted at: email@example.com. Here’s some words from the man himself:
Some of you will know me already, some of you may have heard of me (all good I hope), and others won’t have a clue who I am. Ether way, I will briefly introduce myself and hope to see you all in person soon.
So, I am Sebastian Hejna, I ride my BMX now with as much enthusiasm and excitement as I did 20 years ago when I started, although now with wonky knees and a rapidly diminishing style, not that I can confess to ever having any amount of style. Over the years, I continuously read Ride UK BMX and have seen its, and the industries, many transformations and can say I have proudly remained loyal to both throughout. I managed to turn my knowledge and love of the industry to the less arduous and dangerous task of hosting/MC’ing at sports and music events including some time presenting with the Extreme Sports Channel. Commentating on riders over the years has left me with the ability and willingness to stay happily perched on the fence across the many trends and disciplines of BMX, trying to understand all points of view and take them all into consideration whilst subtly sharing my opinion too. I hope this continued involvement within the industry will help me to successfully take on the position as Editor of Ride UK. I am very much looking forward to meeting, working and learning from you all to help Ride UK continue to grow and document the sport I love, so hopefully the current younger generation, will look at their back issues with as much admiration and affection as me and my friends, and if I can say I was just a small a part of that, I will be a happy man.
Good luck Gunner
I’d also just like to say what an absolute treat it has been working with Gunner this past few years. He’s always been on hand to decipher my hair brained ideas and give the crew the freedom to create what ever they have wanted under the RideUKBMX brand, either in print, online or the projects we put on throughout the year. He’s not going far though which is good. Thanks mate.