SPONSORS are being sought for Dublinbikes-style schemes in four other cities.
The National Transport Authority is advertising for sponsors for three to five-year periods in Cork, Galway, Waterford and Limerick.
It is expected sponsors in each selected city will be allowed naming rights to the bike scheme, plus advertising and branding on the bicycles and at the bike station locations.
While any potential sponsor can apply for all four schemes, each regional city will be available for sponsorship on an individual basis.
The closing date for expressions of interest from potential sponsors is December 18, 2012.