A wheely smart way to travel

We love cycling in all its forms. Whether you’re a budding Chris Hoy, a clever commuter, or just heading off for a spin in the country, we’ve space for your two-wheeler. Our West Coast Mainline trains can take up to four bikes, and on our Pendolino trains there’s even space for two tandems. It’s free, but remember to reserve your space in advance. 

You’ll need to board your bike at least 10 minutes before departure allowing enough time to walk to coach A to load your bike in the dedicated space. If you need a hand with this, just ask a member of staff and they’ll be happy to help.

Remember to pick up a bike tag from the station ticket office, it lets our onboard team know how far your bike is riding with us.

If you’d like a hand unloading your wheels, ask the Train Manager and they’ll organise someone to be there to help you at your stop.

If your bike folds up, it can travel for free – no reservation required.

To make a bike reservation when buying your ticket, call 03445 56 56 50.*

You can reserve a bike space up until your departure time, however bike space is very limited so the earlier, the better. If you’ve already booked your ticket, you can make your bike reservation at the station. Any questions? Give our Customer Relations team a shout on 03331 031 031 (01216 547 528 from a text phone).

Please note if you're travelling from Edinburgh you’ll only be able to load your bike onboard at Edinburgh Waverley station.

*Calls are charged at standard BT rates. Other operators may vary.

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