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Skoda Ireland launches StretchGO folding bicycle

Skoda Ireland has launched the StretchGO, a folding aluminium bicycle weighing only 12.5 kg.

Priced at €675, this black city bike with 7-speed Shimano drivetrain can be easily folded up for storing in a car boot or the office.

Designed with the ‘last mile’ in mind, commuters may choose to drive the majority of their journey and cycle the last section, saving time and parking costs.

This solution offers a great alternative to public transport which may well remain restricted for some time to come due to the pandemic.

It offers taller cyclists a comfortable ride once unfolded and also provides a clear view of city traffic thanks to its high seat position.

Skoda says it takes “seconds” to fold and unfold, and its aluminium frame makes it durable too.

The Czech brand originally started with the production of bicycles before moving to motorised vehicles. Skoda has also been an official partner of the Tour de France for the last 14 years.

The bicycle is available at Skoda dealerships nationwide now.