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Beryl and The Bikeability Trust partner to remove barriers to cycling

Posted: 25 May 2021 | | No comments yet

Beryl and The Bikeability Trust are working together to ensure that more adults can enjoy the benefits of being able to confidently ride a bike.

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Beryl and The Bikeability Trust have announced an innovative partnership to support adults who want to learn to cycle.

In Norwich, Hereford, Watford, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, adult learners on a Bikeability programme will be able to access 300 free minutes for either a Beryl bike or e-bike. Once they have completed their training, they will then be entitled to 15 per cent discount off all Beryl minute bundles.

Bikeability instructors will also be given 300 free minutes in order to provide training for new riders. 

Having access to a safe, well-maintained and convenient Beryl bike or e-bike will help to alleviate some of the barriers that may otherwise prevent people from taking up cycling. 

To access a bike or e-bike, adult riders can download the Beryl app and use it to unlock the nearest one. Once their ride is complete, they can close the lock on the bike to complete their ride and make it available for the next person to use.

People living in Norwich, Hereford, Watford, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole can find courses for themselves or their families by visiting www.bikeability.org.uk/find-a-course.

“The Bikeability programme and training have given countless people the lifelong skill of cycling with confidence,” commented Philip Ellis, CEO of Beryl. “Our mission is to get as many people as possible using sustainable transport – and this partnership will help overcome the barriers of access and safety that stops many from cycling.”

Emily Cherry, Executive Director at The Bikeability Trust, stated: “Our family training courses help parents and carers to develop their own cycling skills, and our mission is to ensure that five million more people have the opportunity to learn to cycle by 2025. Partnerships that offer families without access to a cycle the same opportunities as others are key to achieve our mission.”

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