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Stag parties 'could see Dublin by bike for free'

Those booking stag weekends to Dublin may be interested to hear of the launch of a new scheme in the Irish Capital.

Yesterday (September 13th) saw the dublinbikes project officially begin at a special event on Winetavern Street.

The initiative will enable those on stag parties to join locals and tourists in hiring bikes, allowing them to see the city from the seat of a two-wheeler before exploring its various pubs, clubs and other establishments in the evening.

Commenting on the scheme, councillor Andrew Montague said it has been five years in the making.

"People will be able to use what is essentially a new public transport system to get around Dublin city," he stated.

Mr Montague revealed there are 450 bikes parked at 40 stations across the capital, with the emphasis on the city centre area.

He explained the aim was for each bike to be used around nine times per day and with trips of up to 30 minutes free, stag parties may benefit from the scheme.

The initiative is modelled on similar projects in other countries, such as the one in Paris.ADNFCR-2122-ID-19360111-ADNFCR