The details of the Cork, Galway and Limerick public bike schemes was announced by the Public Transport Minister, Alan Kelly, who was accompanied by the Mayors of all three cities as news about the forthcoming bike schemes when unveiled and the sponsor – none other than “Coke Zero” was revealed!

The scheme will be rolled out following an agreement by Coca-Cola Ireland to partner the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport, the NTA and the Cities of Cork, Galway and Limerick on this initiative, which it is hoped will be up and running by July 2014.

This wonderful new bike scheme will make the cities more accessible for locals and tourists visiting and it’s hoped that the Coke Zero Bikes Scheme will enable an additional 700,000 cycling trips per year.

An exciting time for all three cities, here in Cork alone, we can look forward to seeing 315 bikes for hire at 31 docking stations around the city, which it’s hoped will encourage all locals and visitors staying in Cork hotels to take an alternative means of transport to see our wonderful city.