Over the last couple of days, some of you may have noticed something take over your page when trying to read an article on road.cc.
it's as annoying for us as it is for you, and in this instance we're more than aware of the problem as it's affecting our work! Most of the ones being reported this time around claim to be from TV and broadband suppliers (Sky in the one we've screenshotted in the lead pic) and are taking readers right off the page they were reading on road.cc. We understand that we're not the only site who are having issues, and are trying to get it fixed right away.
These ads annoy us because they impact on your enjoyment of the site, which in turn could lead to an increase in the use of ad blocking software. If this grew too large it would ultimately lead to the death of road.cc, something we’re very keen to avoid.
Please bear with us, accept our apologies and we hope it's not making the site unreadable while we find a fix. If you want to report any bads on road.cc in the future, you can do so here.
Arriving at road.cc in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of road.cc in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.