What? And how?
Occasionally, if I feel like (or am otherwise obliged to be) reviewing or mentioning a particular product on this website, I’ll provide a link to buy the item on third-party website. If there’s an asterisk (*) next to the link, I’ll earn a small commission if you buy the item after following the link, typically 3–5%.
This does not affect the price you’ll pay; the commission comes out of the retailer’s own profit margin.
I want to remain completely transparent about this setup in order to avoid the kind of distrust so prevalent in the world of affiliate linking and online revenue in general. That’s why each affiliate link is clearly identified as such.
My main goals for this website are to tell my own stories of adventure in the hope that they will educate, entertain and inspire others, and to be of service to the adventure cycling community, helping more people live adventurous lives through what knowledge and experience I can share.
When I include a buying link in an article, I’ll search first for the best deals I can find from trusted retailers, and only then investigate the possibility of joining that retailer’s affiliate programme, if they have one. (They often don’t, hence many of the links are unaffiliated.)
Adding a small amount to my income through these links (on average, £120-£200 per month) ultimately enables me to spend more time on the site because I’ll be selling less of my time elsewhere to cover the costs of living. I hope that this equation is clear enough, and that you will deem this site’s objectives worthy of your support.
You should be aware that the opinions I express about these products are purely my own, and I provide the links for informational purposes. Whether to buy the item or not is a matter for your discretion alone, and I can’t be held responsible for the failings of any third-party websites or manufacturers.
But since I only recommend products I use myself or have received authoritative recommendations for, I don’t expect this to happen very often.
Thank you for reading,