Epic Road Rides is all about providing inspiration and useful information to road cyclists that want to ride the world’s best routes.
One of our core values is honesty.
It’s in this spirit of openness and transparency, that we describe below the different streams of revenue generated by this website.
Please also read our Website terms and conditions of use. By way of example, section 19, “We are not responsible for third party services”, is relevant to anyone reading this Disclosure Policy.
If you have any questions, do drop us a line.
Where an article is marked as “supported by” a particular organisation, this means we have received payment from that organisation (whether cash or in kind and whether specifically for the article or as part of a broader relationship).
The content is editorially independent. That means we choose what subject to write about, what words and images to use and we don’t show it to the organisation for approval before publication.
The article might include paid feature(s) from our client, which they have written or approved. These are clear and separate to the substantive content.
An example of “supported by” content is our Almeria destination guide.
As with a “supported by” article, where an article is marked as “sponsored by” or “sponsored post”, this means we have received payment from that organisation (whether cash or in kind and whether specifically for the article or as part of a broader relationship).
The difference is that, for sponsored articles, the organisation will have had significant input into the content. Though we retain ultimate editorial control, they may have chosen what to write about, have written some or all of the words and provided the images. We may have sought their final approval before promotion of the article.
We only agree to sponsored content that we think will be truly interesting and of benefit.
An example of “sponsored by” content is our Q&A with Bike Weekender.
Some content contains paid features from our clients.
For example we work with accommodation providers who want to attract cyclists to stay in their holiday apartments and houses and might feature their accommodation within our article. We receive payment for listing their property in our article.
Where an article contains a paid feature, we mention this within the relevant article.
An example of content containing a “paid feature” is our article on where to cycle in Spain.
On our site you’ll find affiliate links to third party websites, for example to Wiggle and Booking.com.
If you click on one of these links and buy something we may make a small commission.
Where an article contains an affiliate link(s), we mention this within the relevant article.
An example of content containing an “affiliate link” is our article on cycling gifts.
Amazon Associates disclosure
Epic Road Rides is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, and Amazon.es.
We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites.
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Some of the brands we work with pay to have their logo appear on our site and/or email newsletters, with a link to their website.
We often also create content that is “supported by” or “sponsored by” these organisations.
In some cases we are gifted the product/service we review. If this is the case, we make it very clear at or near the start of the review.
Before we agree to review a product/service, we explain to organisations that we retain editorial control over the review we write.
You will see that we include the negatives, as well as positives, of any product/service we review, even where we have received the product/service as a gift.
An example of a sponsored gear review is our Cyclon cleaning products review.