New figures show that people using Cork’s public bicycle scheme have cycled 914 953 kilometres – almost three times the distance to the moon – since its launch.

According to Ireland’s National Transport Authority, some 9 549 people are subscribed to the bike scheme in Cork, a city of 119 000 people.

The Cork scheme is the second busiest in the country, behind Dublin but ahead of Galway and Limerick.

The busiest day for usage was 30 September 2015 when 1 756 journeys took place.