He writes clearly about how developments in design, engineering and technology affect lives. He also has unmatched experience in cycling.
Max has 30 years experience of writing news and features, editing, sub-editing and commissioning for consumer, specialist and busines-to-business magazines around the world, and for national newspapers and book publishers.
He has written Cycling Science: How Rider and Machine Work Together , a book published by Chicago University Press in the US and in May 2013 by Frances Lincoln in the UK.
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He blogs, tweets about topics relevant to the book @cyclingscience1 and is on Facebook at Cycling Science.
Read samples of his other work from the Sunday Times, New Scientist, and The Engineer
Currently he contributes to a diverse range of consumer and corporate publications including Reader's Digest (US edition) and Discovery Channel Magazine (Asia edition), while returning to his specialist subject by writing for Cycling Active, The Ride journal, Mountain Biking UK and other cycling titles.
Max was born in London, UK, and educated in Nottingham before studying archaeology at University College, Cardiff, during which he supervised excavations at Stonehenge Avenue and was awarded a BSc (Hons) degree. He trained as a reporter on the Wrexham Leader weekly newspaper and then became the editor of Bicycle magazine, London.
He took part in natural history expeditions to the Treshnish Isles and Jura (Scotland), and rode the first mountain bike over the Greater Himalaya into Ladakh (India). With Jeremy Torr, Max co-wrote Mountain Biking (Pelham) and co-founded the Mountain Bike Club, organising the UK national championship series for five years and promoting off-road cycling. His efforts were formally recognised in 2008 when he was among the first 20 to be inducted into the Mountain Biking UK Hall of Fame.
He contributed technology features to Engineering magazine for many years and has been a prolific contributor to the Sunday Times (of London), New Scientist, Daily Telegraph, The Times (of London), the London Evening Standard and Design magazine.
Max co-presented a BBC Education TV series about Isambard Kingdom Brunel. He was twice nominated for BT's Technology Journalist of the Year awards and, in 2000, received the Journalist of the Year Award from the Association for Geographic Information, for his articles about navigation satellites.
He was the researcher for Alistair Beaton's eco-thriller "A Planet for the President" and is collaborating with photographer Martin Burton on a documentary project, Quite Human. Max edited the science journal Enigma and has been a regular contributor to The Engineer, New Scientist, The Guardian and Traffic Technology International.