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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 our US-based counterpart Bike Portland to many podcasts.

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Why subscribe? uses a reader-funded journalism model without a paywall. That means the people who subscribe understand the importance of keeping’s journalism open for everybody to read.

What qualifies you to call this journalism?
This website is run by me, Cian Ginty with contributions from others — I have reported on and commented on cycling in Ireland for over 15 years. I’ve a background in journalism, with a BA in Journalism from DCU and HDip in Print Journalism from BCFE. I wrote about cycling (and other issues) for national newspapers, and started first for overflow stories. That grew into what is today. It includes straightforward journalism as well as campaigning journalism, which is a strong journalistic tradition.

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Who handles payments?
Payments are managed by Stripe, an Irish-American financial services company ranked highly for its security practices. Stripe is used by well-known companies such as Deliveroo and Stripe’s is known for having a high level of security.

How do I manage my subscription?
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Can I subscribe for more or less than the above amounts?
The only current options are €5 per month, €10 per month, or €20 per month, or the yearly equivalents (see above). had more options when it first launched, but these were phased out as options for new subscribers.

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Users of Ko-Fi — mainly those who subscribed before April 20, 2023 — can log onto and then visit But Stripe also manages the Ko-Fi payments, so, Ko-Fi users can also login via the customer portal.

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