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    1. These T&Cs apply to, and are included into, any contract for a bike holiday or hire of Equipment between Cork Bike Rental and the Client. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, these T&Cs override any other terms and conditions.
    2. Cork Bike Rental reserves the right to change these T&Cs without notice. Any amendments will be placed on Cork Bike Rental”s website ( and will apply from the date that such amendments are placed on the website unless the amendments specify a later date from which they are to apply.
    3. In these T&Cs, the following terms have the following meanings:
      “Cork Bike Rental” means Cork Bike Rental / McCarthy Cycles Ltd whose registered office is located at Unit 9 Northpoint Business Park, Mallow Road, Cork, County Cork, Ireland, T23 WY83
      “Equipment” means the equipment (or part thereof) specified in the Contract under the heading ”Hire Equipment”.
      ” Contract” means the bicycle holiday & equipment hire contract between Cork Bike Rental and the Client.
      “Client” means the person or entity hiring the Equipment or booking the holiday, as specified in the contract under the heading ”Client”.
      “Price” means the fee charged by Cork Bike Rental for hiring the Equipment for the Hire Period or service, as specified in the Contract under the heading ‘Cork Bike Rental Services.
      “Hire Period” means the period of time commencing from when the Client takes possession of the Equipment until the Equipment is returned to Cork Bike Rental”s possession.
      “T&Cs” means these bicycle holiday & equipment hire terms and conditions.
      “Risks” means any risk associated with cycling, including, but not limited to: (a) inclement weather; (b) rough roads; (c) navigational difficulties; (d) rider error; (e) unforeseen equipment failure; and (f) illness, collisions, crashes and accidents, that might cause: (i) the Client or others injury or loss; or (ii) damage to Cork Bike Rental’s or others property.


      1. For Rental only bookings full payment is required upon booking. Payment will be made via the secure online booking system.
      2. For all other bookings the Client agrees to pay a 30% down payment to Cork Bike Rental upon booking and the remaining balance at least 30 days before the start date of the holiday/rental by: (a) upon receipt of payment request via online booking system; or (b) bank transfer into the following bank account: AIB Bank Blarney IBAN: IE03AIBK93638368815069 BIC: AIBKIE2D
        5) The Client also agrees to pay all applicable: (a) Vat tax and any other government taxes or duties; and (b) bank charges on money transfers.
      3. If the Client fails to pay the total price at least 30 days before the start date, Cork Bike Rental reserves the right to cancel, amend or modify the Client’s reservation at its sole discretion.
      4. Payment of all or part of the total price (including payment by credit card) is acceptance of these T&Cs.
        Changes to Bookings /Cancellation
      5. If the service becomes unavailable for the Hire Period due to circumstances beyond Cork Bike Rental’ control (such as theft, fire, earthquake, or damage from an earlier hire contract), Cork Bike Rental will use its best efforts to offer the Client a suitable alternative. If Cork Bike Rental is unable to offer a suitable alternative, the Client will be entitled to a full refund of any monies paid to Cork Bike Rental, minus any costs Cork Bike Rental has incurred related to this booking.
      6. If the Client wants to cancel a booking, the Client must notify Cork Bike Rental by email. If the Client cancels a booking for any reason, the following cancellation fees apply:
        a)If cancellation occurs 30 days or more before the start date, the Client will be entitled to a full refund of the minus incurred costs.
        b)If cancellation occurs within 15-30 days of the start date, the Client will be entitled to a refund of 75% of the total price.
        c)If cancellation occurs within 8-14 days of the start date the Client will be entitled to a refund of 50% of the total price.
        d)If cancellation occurs within 3-7 days of the start date, the Client will be entitled to a refund of 25% of the total price.
        e)If cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the start date, the Client will not be entitled to any refund.
      7. Any changes to an already confirmed booking will incur a fee of 20euro and must be sent in writing. To avoid misunderstanding of any sort: changes are not made unless confirmed in writing by Cork Bike Rental” staff.
      8. No refunds will be made for early returns, late pickups, no-shows or change of mind.

    Condition and Purpose

      1. The Client acknowledges and agrees that they have inspected the Equipment, and that the Equipment is in good condition and suitable for the intended use.
        Use and care of Equipment
      2. Cycling involves Risks. The Client agrees that despite such Risks the Client wants to
        participate in the holiday and/or hire and use the Equipment, and accepts sole responsibility for: (a) the Equipment; and (b) the safety of the Client and others.
      3. The Client will take proper and reasonable care of the Equipment during the Hire Period, and will return it in good order and condition to Cork Bike Rental by 19:00h on the return date specified in the Contract, unless otherwise agreed by Cork Bike Rental. Late returns will be charged a daily hire rate until returned, unless prior arrangements have been made.
      4. The Client warrants that all persons who will use the Equipment are competent to use the Equipment, will use the Equipment in the manner it was designed to be used, will follow any directions from Cork Bike Rental relating to the use and safety of the Equipment, and will comply with all laws and obligations in relation to the use and control of the Equipment.
        No modifications to Equipment
      5. The Client will not change or modify the Equipment without Cork Bike Rental’s agreement. If the Client changes or modifies the Equipment without Cork Bike Rental’s agreement, such changes or modifications will be considered damage, and clause 7) will apply.
        Damage or loss
      6. The Client is solely responsible for any damage to, or loss of, the Equipment during the Hire Period. The Client will notify Cork Bike Rental immediately if the Equipment is damaged or lost, and will follow all reasonable instructions of Cork Bike Rental in relation to such damaged or lost Equipment.
      7. In the case of damage to the Equipment (excluding reasonable wear and tear, and any damage to inner tubes), however caused, the Client will be responsible for and will pay Cork Bike Rental for the full cost of all repairs, including the cost of replacing any damaged parts and any labour to restore the Equipment to the condition it was in at the commencement of the Hire Period. For the avoidance of doubt, Cork Bike Rental has the sole right to reasonably determine: (a) whether the Equipment has been damaged during the Hire Period; (b) whether such damage is beyond reasonable wear and tear; (c) the extent of such damage; and (d) the full cost of the repairs required.
      8. In the case of loss of the Equipment, however caused, the Client will be responsible for and will pay Cork Bike Rental for the full cost to Cork Bike Rental of replacing such Equipment.
      9. In addition to the costs set out in clauses 7) and 8), the Client will be responsible for and will indemnify Cork Bike Rental for any loss of revenue suffered by Cork Bike Rental due to the unavailability of the Equipment for hire due to damage or loss. The costs for lost revenue will not exceed the equivalent of 7 days hire of the Equipment at the prevailing hire rates.
      10. For the purposes of clauses 7), 8), and 9), the Client authorises Cork Bike Rental to recover such repair or replacement costs and/or loss of revenue by deducting such sum from the credit card provided by the Client in the Contract.


    Liability and Indemnity

    1. The Client agrees that Cork Bike Rental has no liability to the Client for: (a) any injury or loss suffered by the Client or others; or (b) for any damage to any of Cork Bike Rental’s or others” property, arising directly or indirectly from the holiday or use of the Equipment, regardless of how such injury, loss or damage occurs.
    2. Subject to the exclusion of liability in clause 1) above, the maximum liability of Cork Bike Rental for all claims made by the Client, whether as a result of any breach of these T&Cs or on any other ground or terms whatsoever (including, but not limited to, liability as a result of tort, including negligence) will not exceed the total price paid by the Client to Cork Bike Rental.
    3. No provision, other than those which are mandatory, will be implied by statute or at common law or otherwise into the Contract against Cork Bike Rental. No representation or express condition or warranty will be binding upon Cork Bike Rental unless it is in writing.
    4. The Client indemnifies Cork Bike Rental against all claims, damages or losses (including costs), which Cork Bike Rental incurs as the direct or indirect result of the holiday or equipment or its use by the Client or by any other party.
    5. If the Client is not an individual, the person who enters into the Contract on behalf of the Client warrants that they have authority to bind the Client and will, in any event, be personally liable for the performance of the obligations on the Client. The person who enters into this contract on behalf of the Client hereby indemnifies Cork Bike Rental against all losses and costs that may be incurred by Cork Bike Rental arising out of the person entering into the Contract failing to have such power or authority.
    6. The Client agrees that the laws of Ireland apply to these T&Cs. The Client also agrees that these T&Cs are binding on the Client’s family, heirs, legal assigns and administrators and executors. The Client warrants that the Client has fully read and understood these T&Cs before entering into the Contract.
    7. If any part of these T&Cs or its application to any party or any circumstances is or becomes unenforceable, void or illegal then unless that part is fundamental to the operation of the contract or contrary to public policy, the remaining terms and conditions will not be affected but will remain in full force and effect.

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