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Let's ride, West Midlands

Try a fun, healthy and sustainable way to travel. Cycle hire makes travelling around the region super flexible just for you.

Minute bundles now available!

Buy your minutes upfront via the cycle hire app and we'll cover the cost of the £1 unlock fee each time you ride!

Find a bike

Cycle hire is now available across the West Midlands. Find bikes in Birmingham, Coventry, Sandwell, Stourbridge, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall and Wolverhampton. Bikes are available 24/7. With docking stations at major bus, metro and train stations, visitor attractions and city or town centres.

How to ride

It's easy to hop on a bike to get to work, pop to the shops, or even to discover new places to explore!

Hand Holding Mobile Phone Over Bicycle Release

1. Unlock

Unlock using the Beryl cycle hire app

Woman Riding a Bike

 2. Ride

Have fun and be safe!

Man docking a bike

 3. Dock

Find your nearest docking station to park up

A bike locked in a docking station

4. Lock

Close the lock to end your ride

There are two ways to ride with us, you can either buy bundles of minutes up-front, or pay as you ride.

Minute bundles

Best for regular users of the scheme as you won’t pay an unlock fee when you ride.

Buy a bundle of minutes upfront and we’ll deduct minutes from your balance depending on how long you ride for. The cost of one minute of riding is 5p.

Bundles available

100 mins 300 mins 600 mins
£5.00 £15.00 £30.00

Pay as you ride

Best for those who cycle occasionally.  You will pay £1 to unlock a bike, and then 5p per minute of cycling thereafter.

Compare the plans

Minute bundle Standard PAYG tariff
5 minute ride - 25p 5 minute ride - £1.25
10 minute ride - 50p 10 minute ride - £1.50
25 minute ride - £1.25 25 minute ride - £2.25
45 minute ride - £2.25 45 minute ride - £3.25
1 hour - £3.00 1 hour - £4.00

Pay for your ride by linking a credit/debit card or your Swift account to the Beryl cycle hire app.

Our bikes

Our bikes are simple to use and perfect for enjoying an easy ride.

  1. Comfort first: our cushioned saddles are easy to adjust to your preferred height
  2. Pedal power: 3 gears to tackle any hill
  3. Keep it clean: mud and chain guards to protect your clothes
  4. Light the night: laser lights for your added safety
  5. Put it away: handy storage at the front for your essentials

Electric bikes will be available later in the year.

West Midlands Cycle Hire bike in isolation

Ready to ride?

Phone with app map and route

Our blog

The electric bike lowdown

December 1, 2021

With electric bikes (eBikes) being launched across the region next week we thought we’d give you the lowdown on what to expect from a West Midlands Cycle Hire eBike.

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Be safe, be seen

November 12, 2021

We’ve taken every precaution to help make our riders feel more confident cycling in the dark mornings and evenings. 

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Algar’s story

November 1, 2021

Algar started cycling again thanks to West Midlands Cycle Hire. She hadn’t cycled for over 20years but since the scheme launched in her local park she now gets out 3 times per week!

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Winter proofing your ride

October 22, 2021

Riding in the cold or wet doesn’t have to be a recipe for disaster – it can be exhilarating and refreshing!

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Top 5 tips for cycling to work!

October 15, 2021

Handy tips to ensure your daily cycling commute is as easy and convenient as possible.

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Why cycle to work?

October 8, 2021

There are so many advantages of using cycle hire to get to work; it’s good for your health, the environment and can also be good for your pocket!

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Emma ditches car in favour of new cycle hire scheme

September 29, 2021

“It was very easy to download the app and there were very clear instructions on how to unlock the bike.”

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A bostin’ tour of Sandwell

September 23, 2021

For those arriving by train, you can hire a bike for your trip right outside Sandwell and Dudley train station, et voila you’re off!

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Alpha and Jenny say cycle hire is perfect for student life in Birmingham

September 22, 2021

“I would have never thought having access to cycle hire could make a difference in my life.”

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Salut! Solihull

September 17, 2021

If you arrive in Solihull by train we suggest you pick up a bike from outside the station and your day will be off to a flying start.

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