It's our new supporter scheme!
You like what we do?
Support us by becoming a 3rd Wheel!
So we launched a supporter scheme in March 2020. And wouldn’tcha know it, the coronavirus had to just steal the show. Literally.
Our creativity was paralysed. Stagnant. Bewildered. We went into survival mode, which meant that the podcast was one of the first things to go. We couldn’t even fathom recording, and so we didn’t.
Fast forward to January of 2021, we’ve decided to give it another shot. We miss talking shit about bikes, and we miss interacting with you, our listeners. We've been doing this thing since 2017 - we still don’t get paid, we just really enjoy flexing our creative juices. It’s the editing that gets us in a bind, and so we’ve come to the conclusion that we have to pay someone to do it. Unfortunately the ads that are now put in place via our host Acast are paying us pretty much nothing. (And they’re a bit jarring, don’t you think?)
Here’s our proposition...
We’re going to use a supporter scheme to raise funds to pay an editor. There are 3 options: £5/month 3rd Wheels,
and a one-off Saddle Push of £5.
In return - and we’re starting out easy here - we promise one episode per month, in which we will announce your beautiful name, forever cemented in Wheel Suckers podcast history. If you listen via Supercast, it’ll be ad-free (a link is sent to you when you join, so you can listen wherever you prefer your pods).
We’ll also highlight your name as a 3rd Wheel Supporter on our new website. 3rd Wheels will also get a welcome postcard plus stickers! (Not for Stabilisers or Saddle Pushers, I'm afraid.) We’ll have the same great content, and we’ve got other ideas brewing up our wizards sleeves, but that’ll depend on how popular this wild idea is. If there’s demand for it, we’ll create moar rewards to be given in exchange (like badges that say “I’m a 3rd Wheel!”, your name mentioned on the pod, LIVE pod events in your town etc), but right now we’re just dipping our toes in the fundraising pool.
You'll be in good company with these 3rd Wheels:
Alex and I really love what we’re doing, and we want to continue - but we can’t do it without your help. Become a 3rd Wheel and support us today!
Thanks for listening,
Jenni and Alex
P.S. if you can’t give us your money, give us your stars!
Write us a review - we need some to start this new era...