We have different options available for payment so you can choose the best option for your rides. Payment depends on how long you are riding for and whether you end your ride by locking the bike in a bay or in a free-floating location.

Option 1: Pay as you ride

This option is best for a single ride. You pay £1 to unlock the bike, then 5p per minute of riding. At the end of the ride, we calculate how long you used the bike for and your card will be charged.

Example: You unlock the bike and ride for 15 minutes. You end the ride in a Beryl Bay.

You pay: £1 unlock fee + (5p x 15 minutes) = £1 + 75p = £1.75

Option 2: Minute bundles

This option is best for regular riders. You buy a bundle of minutes up-front and we deduct minutes from your balance depending on how long you ride for. The cost of one minute of riding is 5p.

There is no fee for unlocking the bike on this option.

Example: You unlock the bike and ride for 15 minutes. You end the ride in a Beryl Bay.

You pay: 5p x 15 minutes = 75p

Option 3: Day pass

This option is best for long days out. The day pass costs £12 and includes unlimited rides during 24 hours. If you have a Day Pass, you won't be charged for ending a ride outside a Beryl Bay.

Other charges

Convenience fee for out of bay parking: £2. You'll be charged the convenience fee if you are on a Pay-as-you-ride or Minute Bundle pass, and end your ride outside a Beryl Bay. The convenience fee covers the operational cost incurred to return the bike to a bay so another user can ride.
*During our launch period in Bournemouth and Poole, the convenience fee will be £1.*

Out of Beryl Zone fee: Beryl Bikes operate within large operating zones, agreed with the local authority.

If you lock a bike outside the operating zone, a £5 fee will be charged.

If the bike is not brought back into the operating zone within 24 hours, an additional £80 fee will be charged to cover the cost of recovering the bike.

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