HEREFORD can cycle with Beryl bikes for free this week to reduce congestion in the city.

Beryl is offering free rides for bikes and e-bikes across Hereford between November 1 and November 12 to mark COP26.

COP26 is a global event in which countries come together to discuss plans to tackle climate change.

This year, it is taking place in Glasgow.

Throughout this period riders can enjoy free unlimited rides on all journeys up to 60 minutes.

So far there have been a total of 393,768 kilometres travelled in 158,400 journeys since Beryl has launched in Hereford.

Councillor John Harrington, cabinet member for infrastructure and transport said: “While COP26 throws a spotlight on the action needed to tackle climate change globally, there is a lot we could all be doing to reduce our own carbon footprint. 

"Cycling instead of using a car for short journeys is one small change that can help make a big difference.”

Herefordshire council is hoping to encourage more people out of their cars, which will help reduce congestion in the city and get people to use healthy, active, sustainable transport, he said.