Sustainable Watford

Beryl Bike Share Scheme

COVID-19 Update - We continue to work with our partner Beryl to provide the bike share scheme as a mode of transport in Watford, in line with government guidance and regulations. Please note, NHS staff in all Beryl cities can now use the bikes free of charge.

Beryl’s team are working carefully in line with the guidance issued. In addition, the local team are now carrying out cleaning during their routine bay inspections. During this cleaning, key areas of the bikes are sprayed with an anti-bacterial product, and then wiped clean. This however does not take place between each ride, so we do remind the public to follow the government guidance around washing your hands.

Please wash your hands before and after riding a Beryl Bike and wear gloves. If you can’t wash your hands immediately before riding, you can use an alcohol-based sanitiser. Please consider other users and follow sensible precautions as advised by the NHS and the government.  If you are self-isolating as you are unwell with coronavirus symptoms or because someone in your household is unwell, please do not use the Beryl Bikes.   

Bike share scheme with big ambitions is live!

To help reduce road traffic, air pollution and lower CO2 emissions, as well as improving the health and fitness of people in Watford, Beryl Bikes has delivered the first bike share scheme in Hertfordshire with the council.

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The scheme which went live on 2 March is comprised of up to 200 pedal bikes and 100 e-bikes and 70 preferred parking locations at Beryl Bays across the borough. To find out more, view our Frequently Asked Questions.

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The bikes are available to hire 24/7 all year round through a userfriendly smartphone app (Beryl bikes). Rides are charged per-minute, daily, or through a variety of economical prepaid riding passes. For those without a smartphone, Beryl is looking at alternative ways to provide access to the scheme. If you want to find out more, email

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