Coca-Cola Zero Sugar Hosts Free Spin Classes at UCC and Offers Free Membership to Coca-Cola Zero Sugar Cork Bike Scheme

Cork, 21.09.17 - Coca-Cola Zero Sugar is delighted to announce that they are taking the Coca-Cola Zero Sugar Bikes on a college campus tour. The first of the stops took place in Mary Immaculate College Limerick, the second took place in NUI Galway, they were in GMIT on Tuesday and the final stop took place yesterday in UCC.

As part of the visit, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar hosted free spin classes from 11am – 3pm for the students of UCC, in partnership with the National Transport Authority (NTA). Cork City Football star, Karl Sheppard was on hand to put students’ Spin abilities to the test in a bike challenge.

All students and staff of UCC who took part in the Spin classes yesterday were given a code to avail of free membership of the Coca-Cola Zero Sugar Cork Bike Scheme.

Cork Coca-Cola Zero Sugar Bikes
Guest Appearance from Cork City Football Star, Karl Sheppard

Petre Șandru, Country Manager, Coca-Cola Ireland said: “We are delighted to be bringing the Coca-Cola Zero Sugar Bikes to college campuses around Ireland. Having a great public bike scheme on your doorstep makes it so much easier to work cycling into your everyday routine and we want to spread this message to college students. With 31 stations and 330 bikes already located throughout Cork City, the scheme has been a major benefit to tourists, commuters and leisure bike users alike. We are today hoping to encourage more students in UCC to avail of the bike scheme with stops located right beside their college campus, it’s the ideal way for them to commute to college.”

Anne Graham, CEO of the National Transport Authority said: “In recent years, we have seen a very positive trend, with more and more people cycling to college and to work, and I have no doubt that the bike share schemes like the one here in Cork have played a significant role in making that happen. The scheme has been very successful and we want to build on this success by improving services and expanding the number of locations served.”

Karl Sheppard, Cork City Footballer said: “I’m thrilled to be a part of the Coca-Cola Zero Sugar Regional Bikes campus tour. The bike scheme is already hugely successful in Cork City and with a station so near the UCC campus, we’re encouraging all existing students who haven’t already, and freshers in particular, to get signed up for free today. It was great to go head to head with some students in the bike challenge today and test their pedal power!”

For more information on the Cork Bike scheme, visit www.bikeshare.ie/cork.html.