Please help support IrishCycle.com

Please click here to support independent journalism covering cycling in Ireland by helping with the costs of running IrishCycle.com.

Contribution of any amount are welcome and will fund on-going costs such as hosting, domain names (ie IrishCycle.com, CyclinginDublin.com and the soon-to-be used CyclingForAll.ie), promotion, travel costs, FOI/AIE appeals and equipment.

In our reader’s appeal last year, readers like you funded a much needed new laptop. At the moment, we are mainly looking to cover the on-going costs.

Hello... sorry to interrupt you: IrishCycle.com is reader-funded journalism supported by just over 250 readers like you -- they have subscribed for €5 per month or more. If you can, please join them and subscribe today. If you have already subscribed -- thank you! Now, back to the article...

Thank you to those who have helped before now and thanks to anybody supporting this website now.

Please note: The last time we heard from a reader, the “make this a monthly” option does not work despite trying to work with PayPal to fix it. If you want to use this this option and it works or doesn’t work for you please let us know!

Hello Reader... IrishCycle.com is a reader-funded journalism publication. Effectively it's an online newspaper covering news and analyses of cycling and related issues, including cycle route designs, legal changes, and pollical and cultural issues.

There are examples, big and small, which show that the reader-funded or listener-funding model can work to support journalism -- from the Dublin Inquirer and The Guardian to many podcasts. To make it work for IrishCycle.com, it just needs enough people like you to believe!

Monthly subscriptions will give IrishCycle.com's journalism a dependable base of support. But please don't take free access for granted. Last year IrishCycle.com had an average of 15,800 readers per month and we know our readers include people who cycle and those who don't, politicians, officials and campaigners.

I know only a small percentage of readers will see the value of keeping this open enough to subscribe, that's the reality of the reader-funded model. But more support is needed to keep this show on the road.

The funding drive was started in November 2021 and, as of the start of February, 210 readers have kindly become monthly subscribers -- thank you very much to all that have!

But currently, it's only around 1.3% of readers who subscribe. So, if you can, please join them and subscribe today via ko-fi.com/irishcycle/tiers

Cian Ginty
Editor, IrishCycle.com

1 comment

  1. Cian, I applaud the work you have done in making this site a useful forum for news and opinion about cycling and cycling infrastructure in Ireland. I intend to make a contribution to help you stay afloat. However, I do have a question: would you consider opening up the site to others to provide news or opinion articles such as updates on particular projects or coherent opinion pieces or technical sections by subject matter experts? Aside from Nadia and the very occasional other guest contributor, the vast majority of the work seems to be done by you when you have the time. And while that is appreciated, I think there is a case for allowing others to submit articles that, subject to editorial approval, could allow the site to become more community-driven and dynamic.

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