Longtime Cycle News Editor Paul Carruthers said today that he is no longer the editor of Cycle News, he is no longer employed at Cycle News and that he's "disappointed, but moving on."
Carruthers worked at Cycle News for twenty-five years, and had been the editor of the publication since 1993. He is well-respected in the motorcycle industry as an Editor who strived for fairness and integrity at Cycle News.
His background as the son of former world champion Kel Carruthers gave him a unique perspective on racingas a teen he was with Kenny Roberts the night he won the Indy Mile, talked to and saw Mike Hailwood race the Honda 500 at the Isle of Man, knows Giacomo Agostini and held Kenny Roberts Junior when the 2000 world champion was a baby.
He declined to talk specifics about why he is no longer employed by Cycle News .
"I'm not the editor any more," Carruthers said today from his home in California. "I had twenty-five great years at Cycle News and I am disappointed in how it all ended. It saddens me. I don't know what to say, honestly. I wish I were leaving with better memories than those that I now have."
"There's some interest in having me do something else so I feel good about my future," Carruthers said.