Hello there! This is my first post on drive tribe, and it's about bicycles. I recently went into Bournemouth to try the newly launched Beryl cycle share scheme that has been setup.
The scheme is similar to that of the "Boris Bikes" in London, however the Beryl bikes do not require the use of a dock and instead use bays for bike storage. There is a lock attached to the rear wheel of the bike that you unlock using the Beryl app on your phone either using the contactless pad on the handlebars, or enter the unique code for that bike.
I have to say my experience using the bikes has been positive, as you can see from the attached youtube video. The bikes feel smooth, with a comfortable ride quality and saddle.
The cost is also relatively low, especially for shorter journeys it can be more cost effective to use these bikes rather than public transport.
Are schemes like this the future of urban mobility? Go ahead and watch the video to hear more of my thoughts as well as the process of unlocking and riding the bikes!