Beryl e-bikes in Cornwall offer free rides for one day only

Cornwall’s e-bike scheme offers free rides for one day only. The promotion launched by Beryl marks Earth Day on Monday (April 22), a global event dedicated to the environment and protecting the planet.

Riders get a 15-minute ride, with the offer available to both new and existing users. There are no unlock fees and this means the first 15 minutes of every ride are free 24 hours from midnight.

Every year on April 22, Earth Day is celebrated around the world. Organizers say they want to remind people of the importance of environmental conservation and sustainability.

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Beryl CEO and co-founder Phil Ellis said: “Climate change is a big problem and we need to ensure we remain part of the solution by encouraging as many people as possible to switch to more sustainable forms of transport. Our vehicles are powered by people or electricity, so our daily activities not only support the aims and values ​​of Earth Day, they also play a huge role in decarbonising the UK’s transport system.

“With warmer weather and longer days approaching, this is a great time for people to reduce their carbon footprint by giving sustainable transportation a chance.”

Since first launching in Falmouth in September 2022, the e-bike sharing scheme has expanded to Penzance, Penryn, Truro, Newquay and St Austell. It was further rolled out to Saltash in March, with 44 Beryl e-bikes available for use from 15 new Beryl Bays in Saltash and Plymouth.