Fun and freebies at special Beryl BTN Bikes event
Minutes and merch are up for grabs this weekend at a special event organised by Beryl.
Held this Saturday (30 September) at St Peter’s Square between 10am and 3pm, the event will give visitors the chance to win merchandise and free minutes to use on Beryl BTN Bikes. Visitors can also speak to Beryl staff, ask questions and try out the vehicles.
Since the scheme’s initial phase one launched on 31 March, it has already generated over 70,000 journeys across more than a quarter of a million kilometres.
Direct feedback from riders also shows that it has replaced nearly ten thousand private vehicle journeys, saving nearly six tonnes of harmful Carbon Dioxide emissions - the equivalent of nearly 35 flights between London and Edinburgh.
Beryl CEO and co-founder, Phil Ellis, said: “Events like this are vital to the successful integration of any new shared sustainable transport scheme as they give people the chance to come along, ask questions, try out the service and learn about how it can benefit them, both individually and as part of a city region.
“It would be great to see people come down and show their support and enthusiasm for what we are trying to achieve here; which is to break down the barriers to active travel, improve public health and decarbonise transport by reducing traffic congestion and carbon emissions.
“Our Beryl BTN Bikes are not only convenient, simple to use and fun, they can also save you a lot of money compared to private vehicle use, removing the costs associated with fuel, parking, tax, maintenance, storage, parking, MOT and insurance.”
When fully delivered this autumn, the scheme will boast a total of 780 bikes, including 468 e-bikes and 312 pedal bikes. This means users will be able to ride and park the bikes in more parts of the city.
A B Corp registered company, Beryl is recognised for meeting exceptional standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
Beryl also designs and assembles its own products and industry-leading technology in the UK. This contributes to national industry by creating jobs, apprenticeships and opportunities and maintains Beryl’s autonomy over the quality and durability of its products. It also removes the need for mass transportation from abroad, reducing the company’s carbon footprint.
You can hire a Beryl e-bike through the Beryl app, available for free download on the App Store for iOS, and the Google Play Store for Android users.
Once you have registered, simply use the app to find your nearest bike, tap to unlock it and off you go!
When you’re finished, make sure you park up in one of our designated Beryl bays and get on with the rest of your day. During the first phase, bikes must be returned to active bays. You may incur a charge if bikes are left at bays which are currently not in use.
The Brighton & Hove cycle map and new zone can be found here
For more information, visit beryl.cc/brighton
“It would be great to see people come down and show their support and enthusiasm for what we are trying to achieve here; which is to break down the barriers to active travel, improve public health and decarbonise transport by reducing traffic congestion and carbon emissions."