It's only been a month and over 8,000 km have been cycled using Hereford's new Beryl bikes scheme. Now the Dept of Transport is funding a 'Free Week' so you can try out the scheme free of charge between the 9th and 15th September. The bikes are parked in special bays all across the city.
Cllr John Harrington, Cabinet Member for Infrastructure and Transport at Herefordshire Council, expects the Hereford Free Week to encourage even more people to hop on a Beryl bike for commuting or leisure rides. “We are absolutely delighted to announce a week of free cycling with Beryl Bikes,” he said.
“It has been one month since its launch, and support for the scheme has been extraordinary, with thousands of Herefordians and visitors already making use of Beryl Bikes for journeys in and across the city, helping to reduce congestion. By using grant funding from the Department for Transport we are offering a week of free rides, of up to 30 minutes, and hope to encourage even more of you to get on two wheels and enjoy being out and about on healthy, active, sustainable transport.”
To find out how to use the bikes visit the Council's Beryl bike page.