ŠKODA Ireland launches the STRETCHGO folding bicycle
As Ireland begins to reopen following the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, what has emerged is Ireland’s renaissance of its love of all things cycling. Bike shops nationwide country are sold out of any shape and size of bicycle as Ireland’s public sought mental and physical relief from lockdown, on two wheels. ŠKODA offers a range of bicycles for immediate delivery and one, in particular, will be of interest to those who intend to make cycling part of their commute in the future.
The STRETCHGO folding bike weighs just 12.5 kg and is the perfect companion for commuters. The black city bike with a 7-speed Shimano drivetrain can be easily folded up for storing in a car boot or the office, offers taller cyclists a comfortable ride once unfolded and also provides a clear view of city traffic thanks to its high seat position. It couldn’t be easier to fold and unfold, taking just a few seconds and the bike’s aluminium frame and forks make it strong too.
The STRETCHGO is available in ŠKODA retailers now, and even if retailers don’t have them in stock, they take just two weeks to be delivered. Priced at €675, this bike offers the perfect ‘last mile’ solution, whereby commuters might choose to drive the majority of their commute and cycle the last section, saving time and parking costs and offers a great alternative to public transport which may remain restricted for some time to come.
ŠKODA’s history is closely associated with bicycles. 125 years ago, company founders Václav Laurin and Václav Klement started with the production of bicycles before moving to motorised vehicles. In addition, for the last 14 years, ŠKODA has been an official partner of the Tour de France.