BERYL bikes hit the milestone of 100,000 rides completed across their schemes in the UK.

The 100,000th rider took their ride on Monday, February 10 at 7.03am, a time when most people were still warming themselves up after the wind and rain brought by Storm Ciara.

Beryl’s innovative hybrid service first launched in Bournemouth and Poole in June 2019, and was quickly introduced to City of London, Hereford and Hackney. The scheme will continue to grow in the coming months, expanding to Watford, Norwich and New York’s Staten Island.

Beryl CEO, Phil Ellis, said: “It’s been a fantastic eight months for Beryl, and we’re delighted to have hit a significant milestone in such a short space of time.

“We’re finding that every day new customers are adopting cycling as a sustainable form of transport for short journeys. We’re excited about what’s to come in the next few months as we launch in new cities and welcome some warmer weather.”

Founder Emily Brooke added: “The team has worked incredibly hard.”