BIKE share scheme Beryl has announced a further expansion of its services as the company continues to take ground in Dorset. 

Eighty bikes are now available to be picked up from new marked green bays in Corfe Mullen and Upton. 

Both pedal bikes and e-bikes are available and can be booked through the Beryl app. 

Having already proven a success in Wimborne, Ferndown, Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Wool and Studland, the bike share scheme is now expanding its reach so more people can explore the area. 

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Cllr Noc Lacey Clarke, Dorset Council’s cabinet lead for highways and travel, said: “We are delighted this popular bike hire scheme has extended to cover mid Dorset, it’s an ideal way to make the most of the area, leave the car at home and get active.  

“If you haven’t tried an electric bike before, the new e-bikes are a great addition to the fleet, helping make those hillier areas more manageable. 

“Dorset Council has ambitious targets for carbon emission reduction over the coming years, so providing a way for more people to leave their vehicles at home and hop on a bike aligns with our goal of creating stronger and healthier communities.” 

Beryl chief executive and co-founder Phil Ellis said: “We want to encourage even more people to take up sustainable transport and expanding our services to serve the Corfe Mullen and Upton areas will enable us to do this. 

“By getting more people out of the car and onto two wheels, we can contribute towards getting more people active and improving public health as well as cutting congestion on the area’s roads and improving air quality. 

“We can also save people money, as our services are cost-effective compared to private vehicle use, removing the need to pay for fuel, insurance, tax, MOT, parking, storage and maintenance.”