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.
Scooters aren’t polluters – big tick
Travel short distances much faster
Explore new places, or visit favourite spots, easy
No big upfront costs or regular expenses
Feel the sun on your face, the wind through your hair
Feel a real sense of control as you whiz about
There’s a genuine joy to scooting – experience it for yourself!
Which of the following statements are true about scooters?
Wear something comfortable.
Keep warm, stay cool.
Consider bright, visible clothing,
especially at night.
Carry your stuff in a backpack,
NOT off your handlebars.
Helmets should be snug. Caps and sunglasses can protect eyes from glare and rain.
What’s the weather doing? Avoid scooting on wet, icy roads, or in strong winds.
Keep an eye out for cycle routes – they’re safe and tend to be scooter-friendly.
Avoid extra parking charges. Check your destination is in a geofenced area using the Beryl app.
Where should you carry a backpack on a scooter?
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.
How would you unlock a Beryl scooter?
Giving your scooter the once-over
Check the brakes: roll the scooter forward and pull the front (right-hand) brake lever. The scooter should stop sharply.
Roll the scooter backwards and pull the left-hand brake lever to check the rear brake.
Check there is no movement in the handlebar and stem by squeezing both brakes and rocking the handlebar.
Check the front and rear lights are lit.
Any issues, please let Beryl know via the app. Use another scooter if you do have concerns.
Which brake lever operates the front brake on a Beryl scooter
Help is at hand
Beryl also offers practical scooter training sessions. These short courses give you the skills and confidence to get the most out of riding a scooter.
You’ll learn to control the scooter effectively and efficiently, and get the key skills to scoot on the road with minimum risk.
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