Before you start
Please take a look at our important riding info before starting the guide.
Before you ride
A valid UK driving license is required to ride our scooters.
No riding on pavements
It is illegal and dangerous to ride a scooter on a pavement, please stick to the roads.
Wear a helmet
Although helmets are optional, If you have one we strongly recommend you wear it.
Riders aged 16+ only
You need to be aged over 16 to ride our scooters.
No hiring for others
Please don't hire a scooter for somebody else.
One person only
Our scooters can only support one person, please don't try to ride with others.
Be responsible when parking
All of our scooters are required to be left in a marked Beryl bay after your ride. Don't leave them on the pavements or roads.
Meet your Beryl scooter
Hold your phone over the unlock pad on the handlebar, or enter the scooter ID number if requested.
The scooter will emit a noise (like a quack) and the front and rear lights will turn on, as will the display in the centre of the handlebar.
Check the display to see it has enough charge for your trip. Four bars means fully charged.
Off you go - starting out
Before stepping on, pull both brakes to keep your scooter steady.
Put your left foot in the middle of the platform. Release the brakes.
Push off with your right foot. Push down on the throttle with your thumb.
Put your right foot behind your left. Get ready for the power to kick in.
Happy with the speed? Relax those arms and shoulders!
Practice adjusting your speed with the throttle and both brakes. Nice!
Whoah there! Performing basic stops.
Gently pull both brakes.
Put your foot on the ground.
Halt! Performing emergency stops.
Keep both feet to the rear of the platform.
Pull both brakes sharply, bracing your arms.
Bend knees. Move body backward.
Put your foot on the ground.
A turn for the better.
Glance behind before turning to check for people overtaking.
Your Beryl scooter comes with indicators – the buttons are on the handlebar.
Avoid using hand signals if you can, unless your model doesn't have indicators.
Lean in the direction you’re turning, especially at high speed.
Accelerate halfway through the turn.
The four key points
Keep alert to what is ahead and what is behind. Glance back often, and don’t rely on hearing other road users – like you, they may be silent!
Scoot in the primary position, in the middle of traffic, to avoid pedestrians stepping out, car doors opening, and traffic pulling out of side roads.
Use the secondary position, to the left of the traffic stream, where the road is wide enough for drivers to pass you comfortably.
Keep a good distance from the road user in front in case they stop suddenly. This will also lessen the amount of exhaust pollution you are exposed to.
Let other road users know your intentions in good time. Use the scooter’s indicators, and only signal by hand if you have to.
As a registered driving licence holder, you’ll know the rules of the road and who has priority in any situation. Use this knowledge to cooperate with other road users.
Other road users
Pedestrians always have priority when crossing roads, especially at junctions. Give way to them, and watch out for youngsters who may dash out.
Avoid passing a high-sided vehicle on the left where blind spots exist. Make direct eye contact with their drivers, or through their mirrors.
This group may pass you on your left, so check before moving left. As well as signalling your intentions, feel free to speak to other riders about your plans too!