Community Award


Clonakility Community Cycle Scheme

Community Winner 2015

Project Information:

Clonakilty Community Cycle Scheme has developed a rural bike rental scheme in Clonakilty, Co. Cork with the support of a local community organisations and businesses. It provides low cost, short-period rental of bicycles to the local community and tourists. It operates from drop and collection points located at the town's various hotels, who manage the hiring out of the bikes and payments using a software tool developed by the scheme. The scheme has been in operation since July 2015 and already has 500 members. Locals can join for an annual fee of €20 and tourists pay €10 for a four day membership. They have plans to extend the scheme and are also considering electric bicycles powered by Photo Voltaics. The Clonakilty Community Cycle Scheme is not for profit and self-financing.



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