BCP Council is encouraging people to take advantage of festive travel deals being offered by Morebus and Beryl in the run up to Christmas.

Beryl is offering the first 15 minutes for free on pedal bike journeys finishing in specific Beryl Bays (see list below) in each of the three town centres – the equivalent of getting half of an average Beryl Bike journey free of charge**. The offer is available on specific days and times, including Thursday 15 and 22 December from 5pm to midnight and across all weekends running up to Christmas. It will also be available on Christmas Eve. Rides must either start or end at specified bays to qualify for the offer*.

For more information including the location of relevant Beryl bays, download the Beryl app here.

Morebus is offering a ‘5 for a Fiver’ group ticket. For £5, up to five people travelling together can hop on and off buses to and through Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole town centres. The £5 ticket can be bought from the driver as you board. It’s available anytime on Saturdays and Sundays until 24 December, as well as after 6pm on Thursday late night shopping nights until 22 December 2022. Details of the offer can be found here.

Cllr Mike Greene, BCP Council’s Portfolio Holder for Sustainability and Transport
said: “Journeys by bus and bike are stress-free, low-cost and environmentally friendly ways of travelling this Christmas. If you can, why not leave the car at home and jump on a bus or grab a Beryl bike to visit the brilliant Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland, Christchurch’s Yuletide Festival or Poole’s new Christmas Maritime Light Festival.”

Phil Ellis, Beryl CEO and co-founder, said: “We know that December can be a busy time for town centres and we hope our offer will encourage people to leave the car at home and use our bikes as a cheaper and more sustainable alternative.

“By doing this they can help reduce traffic congestion and harmful carbon emissions, improve their physical and mental health and the quality of the region’s air.”

Nikki Honer, Go South Coast’s Head of Marketing said: “We hope our festive ‘five for a fiver’ group offer will help families with the cost of living and congestion in our towns in the run up to Christmas. Both Poole and Bournemouth have fantastic free Christmas light events this year and we are keen for local people to be able to enjoy these without the need for their car.”

Beryl Bays included in the promotion:

Bournemouth town centre

Richmond Gardens
Horseshoe Common
Turtle Bay
Bournemouth Town Hall
Burlington Arcade
Beales Place
Gervis Place
Bournemouth Square
Avenue Rd East
Avenue Rd West
Bournemouth Triangle
Commercial Rd
Terrace Rd
Exeter Crescent
Westover Rd
Bath Hill Roundabout
Harry Ramsdens
Bath Rd
Lower Gardens
Bournemouth Gardens
Hotel Collingwood

Christchurch town centre

Town Quay
Mayors Mead Car Park
Willow Way Car Park
Regent Way
Regent Centre
Druitt Hall
Christchurch High St
Travelodge High St
Waitrose Christchurch
Beaconsfield Rd
Stour Rd
Christchurch Train Station South
Christchurch Train Station North

Poole town centre

Labrador Drive
Newfoundland Drive
Dolphin Swimming Pool
Poole Bus Depot
Poole Station
Poole Station Holes Bay
Cycle Paths Falkland Square
Falkland Square
Kingland Crescent
Poole High St
RNLI College
Queen Mary
Poole Old Town
Lagland St
Poole Quay
Poole Museum

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