Visiting your local leisure centre? Get on your bike!

To encourage more people in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch to visit their local leisure centre by bike, BH Live is working with the award-winning British urban cycling brand Beryl, and BCP Council, to bring Beryl’s local bike-sharing service closer to our front doors.

Beryl bike parking bays have recently been added at Littledown Centre and park, Stokewood, Sir David English and Pelhams Park leisure centres.

Philip Ellis, CEO of Beryl, says,

“We are always keen to work with community groups and centres in Bournemouth. Thanks to the collaboration with BH Live we are pleased to implement Beryl Bays that will provide access to our bikes on excellent cycle routes. We are grateful for the support of organisations, like BH Live, who champion sustainable and active travel in their communities.”

The leisure centres, which are managed by BH Live in partnership with BCP Council, welcome 1.8 million attendances a year. Promoting sustainable transport to and from the centres has many benefits for those who visit and the local area as Colette Kiernander, BH Live’s Divisional General Manager explains.

She says,

“Most of our leisure centres and attractions in Bournemouth are situated within a few miles of each other and connected by well-established cycle routes. These additional bike bays will make it even more convenient for our customers to get to us. It is hoped they will encourage more people to use a bike when they visit. Not only will people be more active, which ultimately promotes better health and wellbeing, it’s also great for customers who either want to use their car less or use alternative transport.”

The Beryl Bike scheme, which launched in Bournemouth and Poole earlier this year, has a fleet of more than 1,000 bikes and 180 parking bays at key locations and attractions.

To find out more about the Beryl Bike scheme visit or download the app.


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About Beryl Bikes

Beryl, was founded as Blaze in 2012 by Emily Brooke with the vision of becoming world leaders in urban cycling technology. The brand’s first product, the Laserlight, was created to tackle the biggest problem for city cyclists: being caught in the blind spot. Beryl has been shipping the Laserlight to more than 60 countries worldwide since late 2013.

The following years saw the launch of new consumer products, the integration of our core laser technology into the bikes of London and New York and the co-designing of the new Santander Cycles for London. In Spring 2018 Blaze renamed to Beryl coinciding with the tipping point of a new era for the company, an evolution marking the next step in their mission to get more people on bikes in cities.

In 2018, Beryl launched two dockless bike share schemes in London for corporate clients and is now expanding to city-wide schemes. Beryl is also accredited with CoMoUK, which is the agreed standard of Best Practice for the industry.

In 2019, Beryl announced their move into the urban bike-sharing sector in its own right announcing their first location as Bournemouth and Poole followed shortly by Hereford, Enfield and City of London.

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