Launch dates for the regional bike scheme have been announced, pre-registered on www.bikeshare.ie to avail of 50% discount

The National Transport Authority has today announced further details for the Coca‑Cola Zero Bikes regional scheme which will go live over the coming weeks. Galway will launch on Monday 24th November, followed by Limerick on 8th December and Cork on 18th December.

The NTA is also calling on the people of Galway, Limerick and Cork to pre-register now on www.bikeshare.ie so that the bikes can be availed of as soon as they are live on the streets.

Customers who pre-register will also get a 50% discount, receiving a special offer of €5 for annual subscription. This special offer extends to the end of 2014. When a customer registers for an annual subscription, they will receive a Welcome Pack in the post containing details of the scheme and a subscription card.

Gerry Murphy, CEO of the National Transport Authority, said: “We’re delighted to announce that the Coca‑Cola Zero Bikes scheme will go live in Galway on November 24th. The bikes will be an exciting new addition to the cities of Limerick, Cork and Galway for business and recreational users alike. We urge anyone interested in using the bikes in any of the three cities to take advantage of the special 50% discount offer by registering now at www.bikeshare.ie.”

The roll-out of the schemes is being made possible following an agreement by Coca‑Cola Ireland to partner with the Department of Transport, the National Transport Authority and the Cities of Cork, Galway and Limerick and will be known as ‘Coca‑Cola Zero Bikes’. Through the partnership agreement, Coca‑Cola Ireland will be investing €3m over five years in the project, supporting the operation of the bikes.

Frank O'Donnell, General Manager, Coca‑Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland, said: “We are delighted to be in a position to help bring the Coca‑Cola Zero Bikes Scheme to Galway, Limerick and Cork. Our investment in Coca‑Cola Zero Bikes is part of our wider commitment to help encourage active healthy lifestyles and we hope this scheme will enable more people integrate cycling into their everyday lives, with the option of a healthier and happier commute.”

To register today for an annual subscription to the Coca‑Cola Zero Bike scheme log onto www.bikeshare.ie.

For Customer Care, please dial 0818 44 44 77. This can be used by customers seeking assistance or further information on the scheme. Additionally, there will be iPhone and Android Apps available when the scheme goes live. These will be available on the Apple iTunes Store and Google Play store.

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