Coca-Cola Zero Bikes helping to create a culture of cycling across Ireland

Cycling is one of the best ways to get active. Whether it’s a leisurely ride in the park or part of your daily commute, an active healthy lifestyle leads to a happier, healthier you!

As part of our commitment to encouraging active healthy lifestyles, we’re working to build a culture of cycling in Ireland, making our Coca-Cola Zero Bikes as accessible to people as possible through a number of public bike share schemes.

We’ve partnered with government, the National Transport Authority and a number of city and county councils to bring Coca-Cola Zero Bikes across the country and to get people pedalling!

Dublin was the first city to get in gear, as we became the official sponsor of dublinbikes in June 2014. Our investment of almost €2 million saw 56 new stations and 950 new bikes added to the popular scheme so cyclists could hop on a bike at a range of locations. Watch the video to see how we made the launch an overnight surprise, complete with free samples of Coca-Cola Zero and a range of fun-filled activities throughout the day.

While Coca-Cola Zero dublinbikes was our first bikes partnership visible on the streets of the capital city, we had already been working behind the scenes with the National Transport Authority and An Rother Nua to bring new regional city bike schemes to Cork, Galway and Limerick.

These schemes, which opened in late 2014, saw Coca-Cola Zero Bikes roll out to the three major urban centres, thanks to our investment of almost €3 million. With 740 bikes and 1,400 docks at 73 locations across these three cities, the scheme is helping even more people enjoy an environmentally friendly and healthier way to travel. Check out the site for more information on how to register. 

Next stop: Belfast! We recently announced plans to support the introduction of a public bike sharing scheme in Northern Ireland. Coca-Cola Zero Belfast Bikes will see 300 bikes and 30 docking stations hit the city’s streets in April 2015.

Movement is happiness
At Coca Cola, our goal is to encourage more people to become more active, more often. That's why we support sporting initiatives ranging from top-level to grassroots sports, as well as everyday activities – opportunities that everyone can get involved with! Take a look at how we’re using some of our partnerships to promote physical activity