Bleeper, an Irish bicycle share company, is relaunching its bicycle leasing offering with two bicycles priced at €19.99 per week
The company is today launching the new €19.99 LeaseBikes and, as with similar offerings across Europe, the subscription covers maintenance or repairs, including punctures. It also includes a lock and charger.
The new LeaseBike pricing is a marked decrease compared to its previous offering of €35 a week for a similar bicycle.
Bleeper founder and CEO Hugh Cooney, said: “We have two e-bike models available for €19.99 per week. These are city ebikes, ideal for someone who commutes in and out of the city centre. These e-bikes have a great battery range and a powerful motor, so they’ll even suit people living in the foothills of the Dublin mountains!”
The company also said that its new €19.99 LeaseBike service puts it on par with other major European cities — a quick check of the price of popular European provider Swapfiets shows their basic electric bicycle is €64.90 per month but that’s for a single-speed bicycle and Bleeper’s offering is closer to the more premium Swapfiets for €80 per month.
“One of the major benefits of LeaseBike is that the repair or replacement of your e-bike is built into the weekly subscription fee. If something goes wrong with your LeaseBike, Bleeper will either repair or replace your e-bike at its city centre workshop at no additional cost,” he Cooney. “Nobody wants to lose the use of their bike for a few days while it’s being repaired, so with LeaseBike you will receive a replacement e-bike to keep you on the road.”
He added: “E-bike ownership has increased dramatically in recent years, but cost is still a barrier for a lot of people. LeaseBike eliminates the upfront cost of buying an ebike and will give more people the opportunity to use an ebike for their daily trips.”
More details can be found at bleeperactive.com/leasebike.
IrishCycle readers can avoid the €20 LeaseBike signup fee by using the discount code IRISHCYCLE at checkout.