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Cycling, but even easier!

eBikes are now available across the region. With less effort you can now travel further and quicker; making cycling even more fun!

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.

Pay as you ride

Best for those who cycle occasionally.


Pedal bikes
You pay a £1 fee for unlocking the bike, then 5p per minute of cycling.

Example: Unlock the bike and ride for 15 minutes. You pay: £1 + (5p x 15 minutes) = £1 + 75p = £1.75


You pay £1.50 fee for unlocking the eBike, then 10p per minute of cycling.

Example: You unlock the eBike and ride for 15 minutes. You pay: £1.50 + (10p x 15 minutes) = £1.50 + £1.50 = £3

Minute bundles

Best for regular users of the scheme.

Buy a 100, 300 or 600 minute bundle upfront and we’ll deduct minutes from your balance depending on how long you ride for. Our minute bundles can be used interchangeably between the pedal and eBikes, and minutes cost 5p per minute.


Pedal bikes

There is no fee for unlocking the bike with a bundle.

Example: You unlock the bike and ride for 15 minutes. You pay: 5p x 15 minutes = 75p



You pay £1.50 fee for unlocking the eBike, but the cost of a minute is 5p instead of 10p.

Example: You unlock the eBike and ride for 15 minutes. You pay: £1.50 + (5p x 15 minutes) = £1.50 + 75p = £2.25

Compare the plans

100, 300 or 600 minute bundles are available to buy via ‘My wallet’ on the app.

Minute bundle Pay as you ride
Pedal 15 minutes = 75p 15 minutes = £1.75
eBike 15 minutes = £2.25 15 minutes = £3
Pedal 30 minutes = £1.50 30 minutes = £2.50
eBike 30 minutes = £3 30 minutes = £4.50
Pedal 1 hour = £3 1 hour = £4
eBike 1 hour = £4.50 1 hour = £7.50

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

eBikes are now available – check the cycle hire app to find an eBike near you.

Ready to ride?

Phone with app map and route

Our blog

Making an impact

January 10, 2022

Michelle, from Wolverhampton, starting using West Midlands Cycle Hire as part of a local social prescribing programme in her area.

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eBikes aren’t cheating!

December 10, 2021

There is a common misconception that with an electric bike (eBike) you won’t get the benefits that you do on a pedal bike – but in fact, you do!

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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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