Which is better? 4 wheels or 2? In the world of ŠKODA, the answer is both.

When co-founder Vaclav Klement bought a bicycle from a German manufacturer which broke shortly afterwards, he teamed up with bike mechanic Vaclav Laurin, and they began producing their own bicycles. Cycling has remained important to us since that day and we've honoured that heritage ever since.

From the production of motorbikes in 1899, Laurin and Klement built their very first car in 1905 - The Voiturette A which could reach speeds of 25mph (which was very impressive at the time!) A merger with ŠKODA Works, a large industrial company, in 1924 saw the ŠKODA name appear on an automobile for the very first time.

And the rest, as they say, is history.


ŠKODA has always been committed to keeping the cycling community sociable, relevant, informed, welcoming, fit, and positive and are even more determined to do so now when the ‘going got tough’. 

For those who love to ride – we’re bringing you tips and tricks to help you ride faster and smarter. WeLoveCycling brings original stories, fresh videos and special reports from the wide world of cycling. Check out the We Love Cycling website and Instagram below.

Latest Cycling Stories

Why It’s Never Too Late to Start Cycling

We can probably all agree that cycling has plenty of benefits to offer regarding physical and mental health. Especially in the context of dealing with the challenges posed by the pandemic—cycling has emerged as a proper lifeline for many. In fact, the World Health Organisation has offered a number of recommendations to help us cope with the mental strain of lockdown. Two of their top suggestions: pick up a new activity; be sure to exercise regularly. So if you’re new to life on two wheels—cycling can be both!

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How to Make Sure You Keep the Weight Off

Losing weight is hard but not as hard as keeping it off. Only about 20% of those who lose weight maintain it in the long term. But don’t despair! There are several proven ways you can keep the weight off, ranging from exercising to controlling stress. We will go over all of them in this article.

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DIY Bike Fit: How to Do It

I have been cycling all my life and I have been guiding thousands of people on bikes so I developed a clinical eye for bad cycling positions. Even when I am not working but, let’s say, driving my car around to run errands, I cannot help observing cyclists and assessing their position on the bike.

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ŠKODA New Zealand Supports Cycling New Zealand Schools 

Cycling is in ŠKODA’s DNA, so we are thrilled to announce our new partnership with Cycling New Zealand Schools. An organisation created in part to promote the enjoyment, participation, and competition on bicycles for all school-age children (Y7 - Y13) in New Zealand and to create and govern competitive cycling opportunities for School age participants.

View the list of upcoming CNZ School events

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Stay on the Safe Side

Long before cars, ŠKODA was all about bikes. Now we take care of cyclists and drivers alike. Together, we share the same roads and it is only by paying attention to traffic education that we can better cooperate and prevent dangerous situations.




ŠKODA was ‘Born on a Bike’ back in 1895 when the founders began producing their own bicycles, and cycling has remained important to us ever since.

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It's an awesome feeling being part of a cycling race and one that ŠKODA knows so well.

Join Team ŠKODA, a home for anyone who loves to cycle no matter what your cycling level is.

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Stay up to date with the latest event info, training tips from the ŠKODA Helper, plus share your cycling tips or photos!

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