A new look IrishCycle.com …and sorry about all the emails!

As you might notice, IrishCycle.com has a new look after a redesign over the weekend. There’s a few small design issues to sort out, but it’s mostly finished and so I’d welcome any feedback on the new look.

Those of you signed up for email updates and those of you who were on social media, you might also have noted an influx of emails/notifications on Saturday or this morning if you’re checking your inboxes.

...IrishCycle.com's reader-funded journalism won't survive without your help. With over 762,000 views so-far this year, it's not just "avid cyclists" who read this website, but, if you want it to keep going, more support is needed from readers like you. Now, back to the article...

Just to be clear: IrishCycle.com was not hacked. It was an error when testing a new design. I am very sorry about the influx of emails/notifications you got and any worry that there was a hack or data breach. It was my error — I was testing a new website design and that went wrong.

Basically: Automated ‘filler’ articles as part of a demo for the design were published when the demo was tested and that automatically sent out email updates and other notifications. I should have disconnected the updates before testing. I’ll try to make sure it does not happen again.

The new redesign is mostly sorted now — a few things to fix. But please let me know what you think of it and if anything does not work with it.

Please stay tuned as I’ll have more news about the future of the website within the next 2-3 weeks.


Cian Ginty

Editor, IrishCycle.com

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