Cycling News

RichN95.
RichN95. Posts: 27,180
edited October 2021 in Pro race
I see that Cycling News has gone to subscription. I'm not sure how that will work out for them. They seemed to be a mostly clickbait site with instant news copied from other media sources. There was little in depth or original writing.
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  • roscoe
    roscoe Posts: 466
    RichN95. said:

    I see that Cycling News has gone to subscription. I'm not sure how that will work out for them. They seemed to be a mostly clickbait site with instant news copied from other media sources. There was little in depth or original writing.

    Has it? I’m still seeing the same content without having to pay
  • webboo
    webboo Posts: 6,087
    I get the headline page as normal but if I click on something to read the full article. I can only see the first few lines as there is a banner across the rest of the article saying you have read 5 articles for free this month. To continue reading you can pay a subscription of etc.
  • First.Aspect
    First.Aspect Posts: 14,800
    webboo said:

    I get the headline page as normal but if I click on something to read the full article. I can only see the first few lines as there is a banner across the rest of the article saying you have read 5 articles for free this month. To continue reading you can pay a subscription of etc.

    Just use another device.

    Or one of a plethora of other websites.
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,180
    roscoe said:

    RichN95. said:

    I see that Cycling News has gone to subscription. I'm not sure how that will work out for them. They seemed to be a mostly clickbait site with instant news copied from other media sources. There was little in depth or original writing.

    Has it? I’m still seeing the same content without having to pay

    You get five free articles per month
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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,082
    I noticed anything on the Dutch or Belgian world was just a direct translation (not always great) from the local reporting.
  • There is now a thread in the CN forum on this. As yet, not many contributions although one mentions a Javascript reboot:

    https://forum.cyclingnews.com/threads/is-this-a-paywall-website-now.37413/

    I am not getting any subscription messages either.
    I have checked by clicking on more than 5 and so far, no problems.
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  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,405
    I'm struggling to think of a reason to pay for Cycling News honestly...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • Wheelspinner
    Wheelspinner Posts: 6,578
    ddraver said:

    I'm struggling to think of a reason to pay for Cycling News honestly...

    Does that imply you're gonna scam them somehow? :)
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  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,405
    Ha ha, Hmmmm

    No, more that with PCS, cycling tips, here, twitter etc I struggle a little to see what they offer that isn't offered better for free elsewhere...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,977
    edited October 2021

    ddraver said:

    I'm struggling to think of a reason to pay for Cycling News honestly...

    Does that imply you're gonna scam them somehow? :)
    CN clickbait is bad value for money when free. 😉
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  • roscoe
    roscoe Posts: 466
    RichN95. said:

    roscoe said:

    RichN95. said:

    I see that Cycling News has gone to subscription. I'm not sure how that will work out for them. They seemed to be a mostly clickbait site with instant news copied from other media sources. There was little in depth or original writing.

    Has it? I’m still seeing the same content without having to pay

    You get five free articles per month
    Still getting access and I’ve read an awful lot more than that in the last 2 days
  • Reading further posts on CN and it seems that if one clears cookies, or has (I do) an ad blocker, the message will disappear.
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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,082
    Can recommend google translating the sporza wielrennen section for a similar, albeit free, experience.
  • andyrac
    andyrac Posts: 1,135
    Similar for Wielerflits, either the Belgian or Dutch site.

    Looks like Cycling Tips have now gone down the subscription route, which is not a surprise since they're now owned by Outside. Surely only a matter of time before Pinkbike do the same.
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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,082
    Good news for Procycling magazine
  • m.r.m.
    m.r.m. Posts: 3,355
    I haven't noticed any change with cyclingnews. I have AdBlock and Adguard though. Maybe those help.
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,444
    I've given up on Cylingnews now, don't think there's anything there that won't get picked up elsewhere if it's interesting.
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  • Sticky Bottle seems to be on the up at the moment in terms of content and stories so I generally go there first now.
  • roscoe
    roscoe Posts: 466
    Got the subscribe message this morning🙄
  • roscoe
    roscoe Posts: 466

    Sticky Bottle seems to be on the up at the moment in terms of content and stories so I generally go there first now.

    Does it not just focus mainly on the Irish scene?
  • Not solely there is continental pro stuff on there
  • Back on CN... after the first month at £1, how much is the sub does anyone know?
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,180
    It seems to free again for me
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  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,773
    What sub? I still can access via iOS on iPad CyclingNews on what seems to be current posts like a normal website.


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