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CyclingAbout.com is made possible by the generosity of its readers.

For seven years now, I’ve been working hard to create the world’s best bike travel content. I’ve been travelling the world the majority of that time (100,000km+ across nearly 80 countries) testing both equipment and the myriad of ways to improve the travel experience. On average, I spend 40+ hours per week creating new articles, updating older resources, taking photos/videos and sharing my travels around the world.

If you’ve benefitted from my resources, photos, videos and reviews, please consider supporting this work directly by becoming a site supporter. This is a great opportunity to help support the blog so I can create more resources for your interests.

My main aim here is to take the quality of CyclingAbout.com to the next level. Your generous donations will go directly into writing resources and improving the design, layout, speed and overall operation of the website. If enough people band together here, I’d love to have the budget to pay some exemplary guest writers too.

All of the content you see on CyclingAbout is written by me, Alee Denham, as I cycle around the world.

LEVELS OF SUPPORT

If you find CyclingAbout valuable, you can support it to the degree that you find it valuable.
Please note that this is NOT a subscription service, it’s a one-off donation with rewards that last one year.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT

I’m tremendously honoured to have a community of people who value what I do. And I’m looking forward to providing you with some really exciting new content in the future.

Wishing you all the best from the road,
Alee Denham
Publisher

FAQs

Is this a subscription service?
This is not a subscription service. Your donation gives you one year’s access to the rewards I’m offering. If you would like to renew after one year, I’d love that! But if you feel like you’re not getting value out of your donation you can simply let it lapse.

What payment options are there?
You can donate via credit card or using PayPal. If it’s better for you, I’m happy to offer the Diamond and Platinum levels of support on recurring payments every three or six months. Please get in touch if this works best for you.

Can I provide an anonymous one-off donation?
I’d really appreciate that! You can click through the donate link below to do that.
$5 – Shout me a beer.
$15 – Shout me a meal.
$20 – Shout me a night in a basic hotel.
$$$ – I’d like to choose the amount, please.

Do you keep our data?
I will need a name (can be anonymous) and email, but that’s it. I don’t store your credit card info, nor do I share your e-mail address with anyone.

Why aren’t you running ads related to the site’s content?
For seven years, I’ve been thinking about how both my loyal readership and one-off visitors can support my work. I needed a revenue stream that (a) reflects the sheer number of readers here and (b) can provide a premium user experience to those who support my work.

The reason I’ve knocked back endless bike and gear related advertising is that I don’t think I can do this without compromising the integrity of my work. The thing that’s really held me back all these years is ‘perceived honesty’. Even if I can get advertising revenue from a brand that I truly love, I want people to know for sure that my words here are honest. And if I’m using something I don’t like from a company who is also a paying customer, it’s difficult to maintain a good relationship with them while also being honest.

My mission has always been to create a forum for honest information of a sort that rarely exists in online media. After all, we all want to read what needs to be said about products. If you can afford to shout me a coffee every month in return for a higher-quality, unbiased, ad-free time on CyclingAbout.com, I’d be eternally grateful.

How do the article sponsorship and video chat work?
Article sponsorship allows site supporters to optionally be acknowledged at the start of the article for making the work possible. The support level, Platinum or Diamond – reflects the approximate time, resources and research that goes into a single piece on CyclingAbout.com. The top level of support permits a one-hour video conversation with me. I’m happy to advise on anything related to buying bikes or gear, destinations or ways of best-conducting your trips. Or perhaps you’d like to simply compare travel experiences or discuss your ideas for other content on the website.

I’ve paid to support CyclingAbout, why haven’t I received any confirmation email?
The confirmation email may have gone to your ‘junk’ folder; please check that first. Alternatively, there could be a problem with the system or email address you inputted. Either way, contact me and I’ll have this sorted ASAP, but please be patient as I’m sometimes cycling in remote areas without a signal!

LEVELS OF SUPPORT

If you find CyclingAbout valuable, you can support it to the degree that you find it valuable.