IrishCycle.com is in the middle of our funding drive to become a reader-funded journalism website — monthly subscriptions will give our journalism a dependable base of support.
As mentioned before, there’s a relatively short timeframe to get this working or to move on to do something else.
From the Dublin Inquirer to The Guardian to a range of podcasts, there’s loads of examples of the reader funding model working to support journalism. We just need enough of you readers to believe!
IrishCycle.com has an average of around 15,000 readers per month. After a week of our funding drive, 133 readers have kindly become monthly subscribers, giving an average of around €7.50 each.
That’s 0.88% of readers who have become subscribers. At the current average, IrishCycle.com needs around 2-3% of readers to keep going.
If you can, please subscribe today via ko-fi.com/irishcycle/tiers
It will help:
- Keep IrishCycle.com free and open to all to have the widest react and impact.
- Enable IrishCycle.com’s journalism to cover cycling, and related issues.
- Promote best practices in infrastructure and cover when things go wrong.
- Allow for the time needed to produce a mix of in-depth and shorter news and comment articles. For example, talk to more people, ask more questions, submit FOI requests etc.
- Aim to source guest articles from a broad range of voices.
- Fund a freelance budget and, hopefully, eventually a second member of staff.
- Seek to balance of coverage, ie more coverage outside of Dublin and about different issues.
Thank you very much to all subscribers so-far and to those who are planning to subscribe!
I do hope this works out. It would be a big loss to cycling in Ireland to loose this site. It is a great resource. Best of luck.