How is this site funded?
We have over 30 years' experience of enjoying the outdoors (cycling/camping/walking) and over 20 years of writing magazine features, so we can quickly source information to share. In order to provide this free on the Internet, we fund the site and our time by:
- in some cases, charging for adding extra content to webpages associated with map markers on our Cheshire Cycleway map.
- selling advertising space on the site for relevant products and services via a third party (e.g. Google Adsense).
- having in-text links to numerous websites. Some links are to affiliated sellers who pay a commission on sales. However, we write our articles first, then find links to sites that we think have useful information or good products. We then add these links. If we discover that affiliation is possible, we apply to earn commissions. Some of our links take you straight to a particular supplier; some of our links take you to our online shop.
- having an online shop for cycling, outdoor and holiday stuff and special offers from a number of affiliated retailers, so when you search on an item, you can compare the price of the same or similar products. If you buy products through this shop, we earn a commission on sales.