Now sited at Lakeside
Why a Beryl Bike?
We already know getting on a bike is good for us – offering a happier and healthier commute to work option. Now a ride to work is even easier at Lakeside, with the introduction of the Beryl Bike share scheme.
By replacing car journeys with more sustainable bike or e-bike journeys you can help reduce your carbon footprint, and demonstrate your commitment to the planet. As well as contributing towards reducing traffic congestion on the roads and harmful carbon emissions, which is a big boost for air quality.
Plus with the cost of living at an all time high and fuel prices going up, bike share can offer a great way to save. Using shared bikes and e-bikes is a cost effective alternative to private vehicle ownership, removing the costs associated with fuel, storage, road tax, insurance, MOT and maintenance.
As well as financial benefits, a bike ride offers great health benefits, a ride to work is an easy way to get more active, a proven to boost physical fitness and mental wellbeing.
Riders can hire a bike through the Beryl app, available for download on the App Store for iOS and the Google Play Store for Android users. Once registered, you can use the app to simply pick up and drop off bikes at secure parking places close to where you live and work, including now at Lakeside, Beryl Bike bays are located at the front of Building 1000 and 2000.
For more information on Beryl Bikes and where else you can hire from click here.
Beryl are now offering occupiers free taster sessions, giving you and your colleagues the opportunity to test the bikes and e-bikes out and experience how easy it is to use this scheme. A team of up to 6 including you can enjoy between 30mins and 1 hour of group cycle ride instruction, completely free.
They provide the instructors, the brand new Beryl bikes and the route around the Lakeside campus – and they will even throw in some free Beryl minutes. All they ask for is for you to sign up, show up, and complete their survey.
Whether a breakfast ride, lunch break or after work, it’s up to you and a great way to gain confidence on two wheels. Contact email@example.com to arrange a ride.
Beryl in Solent
Working with Solent Transport and its local authority partners, Beryl recently expanded their bike and e-bike hire scheme across Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight.
The scheme is designed to provide the best possible service for users by being delivered both in partnership with local authorities and in consultation with communities and key stakeholders. Following expansion, 90% of people living in the operating area are within a five-minute walk of a Beryl bay.
Running as a trial as part of the Solent Future Transport Zone, the scheme is funded by the Department for Transport. It aims to help reduce congestion and CO2 emissions, improve air quality and inspire healthy, active travel choices across the Solent region.
Both pedal bikes and e-bikes are available for everyone aged 16 and over, offering fun, easy and sustainable travel for residents and visitors alike.
For more information, visit Beryl Bikes.