Simon Wear | SHIFT Founder and Chairman

A specialist digital media executive with unrivalled experience deeply rooted in the cycling industry, Simon is also a life-long rider – chiefly road – and cycle-sports enthusiast. Simon founded SHIFT Active Media in 2010, forging the agency’s character as well as its business model, and is CEO of Play Sports Group, home to GCN and other leading cycling channels. In previous roles as COO and Director of International Media for special-interest media group Future PLC, Simon took leadership positions in the creation or revitalisation of market-leading websites such as, and

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