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Bleeper eCargobike Scheme Features in Business of Cycling Event

Bleeper’s eCargobike Pilot Scheme was featured at Dublin Chamber's Business of Cycling event last week, which brought together business owners, government officials, activists, and members of the public to discuss how cycling can be beneficial for businesses.

Picture left to right: Adriaan Palm, Paddy Byrne, Jennifer McGrath and Bleeper CEO Hugh Cooney

Paddy Byrne, owner of Life Pharmacy in Ballsbridge and participant in Dublin City Council’s eCargobike Pilot Scheme, was one of three keynote speakers. The eCargobike has revolutionised Byrne’s business, allowing him to delivery heavy loads to customers, including a wheelchair.

Byrne has also found the eCargobike useful in his volunteer work for Tidy Towns Ballsbridge, demonstrating the versatility of this alternative mode of delivery.

The Dublin City Cycling Symposium, hosted by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, is part of the CIVITAS Handshake Project, ‘’which brings together 13 cities across Europe to learn from each other by sharing experience, expertise and best practice on all things cycling.’’

Patrick Byrne sharing his eCargobike experience

Adriaan Palm, Ambassador of the Netherlands to Ireland, Pauline Buurma, Street Manager for the city of Amsterdam, and Chris Bruntlett, Communications Manager for the Dutch Cycling Embassy, also spoke at the Business of Cycling Event.

Life Pharmacy received their eCargobike in November 2021

Since September 2021, Bleeper has been partnering with Dublin City Council on eCargobike Pilot Scheme which allows Dublin businesses to rent an eCargobike for 6 months at a subsidised rate. Since then, a variety of businesses have joined the scheme, with several users accumulating over 1,000 kilometres by eCargobike. With rising costs of fuel and concerns about delivery vans parking in City Centre, eCargobikes are a low-cost and low-carbon footprint solution for Dublin Businesses.

[This cargobike scheme is not currently accepting new applications but stay tuned for further updates. If your business is interested in buying or hiring a cargo bike from Bleeper, please check out our e-bike shop or our long-term hire service.]