Howdie folks, for those who donâ€™t know me, Iâ€™m Michael Bonney, PR/Communications/marketing and product at Orange Mountain Bikes. Been at Orange since 94, prior to that I was heavily involved with the NEMBA race series, organiser of the Hamsterley round and PR and Sponsorship for NEMBA along with Brant.
Work means I end up riding a prototype most of the time and Iâ€™ve got so many bikes I no longer have space for collecting old ones
Luckily work also allows me to keep some real rare exotica, Iâ€™ve kept almost all the models Orange have made since I started including quite a few one offs and protos some of which are now displayed in the room I use for presentations.
Been around MTB forums for far too long, an original member of the old CIX compulink group along with Tym Manley, Steve Behr, Carlton, Chipps and Brant.
Looking forward to joining in here, itâ€™ll be nice to have a place to visit where I can reminisce without work interfering , donâ€™t mind answering questions on old Orange models but if its up to date stuff, work related please accept that this is my time away from work not an extension of it