Patrick Sheehan, Ebee Bikes; Janice McConnell Oriel House Hotel General Manager; James Campbell Oriel House Hotel Deputy General Manager and Aoife Lohse Oriel House Hotel Sales & Marketing Manager at the launch in the hotel.

Electric bike company partner with Cork hotel

Oriel House Hotel has hailed the rollout of eBee Bike scheme in Ballincollig with hotel guests praising the electric bike service for enriching their overall experience.

The scheme was launched in Cork in April with 50 electric bikes being made available to the public from parking stations across the city of Cork environs.

Bikes can be rented using the eBee app at a cost of 15c per minute and have a range of up 90 kilometres. This means the city of Cork and its many attractions is sustainably accessible by ebike for visitors who are without a vehicle, using the greenways of Cork city.

Each bike comes with battery assist, making it an effortless peddling experience for even the most inexperienced cyclist, while drop-off and pick-up stations can be found at all major sites across Cork city, with all stations available on the eBee app, including on the grounds of Oriel House Hotel. This offers guests hoping to explore Cork city’s great outdoors a convenient green alternative.

Staff at the hotel have received glowing reports from visitors and colleagues who use the service on a daily basis, with many crediting the ebikes with helping to cut travelling costs and improve their sightseeing experience. See more information on