A wheely smart way to travel by train

Whether you’re a Tour de wannabe, a clever commuter, or just heading off for a spin in the country, we’ve got space for your bike. Our West Coast Mainline trains can take up to four bikes, and our Pendolino trains even have space for two tandems (no penny-farthings though).

It’s free, but remember to reserve your space in advance.

What you need to know about taking your bike on a train

Space is limited to 4 bikes per train so the earlier you reserve, the better. Give yourself plenty of time to reserve your bike before your train's departure. If your bike folds up, it can travel any time – no reservation required.

We recommend arriving plenty of time prior to your train’s departure. You must contact a member of staff to get into the cycle area as you will need to be let in via the crew door.

If you need a hand unloading your bike at the other end, just ask the Train Manager and they’ll arrange for someone to be at your stop, ready to help.

To make a bike reservation when buying your ticket, call 03445 56 56 50* If you’ve already booked your ticket, you can make your bike reservation at the station.

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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Taking a folding Brompton bike on a train