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  1. Rhysito

    Where to train during the week in London?

    I am trying to take my training a little more seriously and on weekends I get out to Surrey for some long rides, but are there any routes in London which do not involve stopping and starting at traffic lights ever two minutes in London? i am based in archway and work centrally and could put in...
  2. jamin100

    Train Station Cycling Hubs

    Going to be starting to cycle to the station soon and im in 2 minds as to whether to wrestle by bike onto the train and lock it at work, or leave it at the station. The station im using has one of those new (ish) cycling hub things which are keycard entry (which anyone can apply for) CCTV...
  3. Racing roadkill

    Pain in the backside train issues.

    I’m planning this month’s imperial century challenge ride, and my initial plan has had its metaphorical balls kicked, by ‘engineering works’ on the train journey part to the start. I’ve found a way around it, but it’s a bit of a Jip. Why the hell the train people have decided to do this, on a...
  4. rugby bloke

    No room on the train - risk it or get up even earlier ?

    A bit of a dilemma for tomorrow's commute. Being a good boy I always book a place for my bike on the train, as requested by East Midlands Trains. From experience I am in the minority so often there are usually more than the regulation 2 bikes in bike storage area. Having tried to book for...
  5. RobinS

    Train Budapest to Rotterdam?

    We are currently cycling the EV6 eastwards but have realised we won't have time to cycle home as originally planned. Does anyone know if you can tip up at Budapest station and buy a train ticket including bikes at a sensible price, to Rotterdam via Munich perhaps? Have tried looking online but...
  6. Douggie954

    Edinburgh to Newcastle train

    Does anybody know if you can take a loaded touring bike from Edinburgh to Newcastle on the train without booking? Thanks in advance.
  7. RobinS

    Train Norwich to Portsmouth?

    Looking at getting two of us with two heavily loaded tourers from Norwich to Portsmouth, for the ferry to start our 3 month tour. Don't really want to cycle that bit as cycling across densely populated southern England is not really our thing. We might be able to get someone to drive us, but...
  8. R

    Planning Dunkirk to Antwerp - Any route suggestions, also not sure if can get back on train? Thanks

    In three weeks time, I plan to cycle from Dunkirk to Antwerp just for a little ride in Europe. Have booked some time of work and really looking forward to it. This is my current route if anyone had suggestions on what route to take instead, or things to see that would be cool...
  9. mustang1

    Cycling vs train: pros and cons

    If I use train, I put on jeans, top, jacket, and go. Oh yeah, and take headphones. Enjoy a movie or audiobook. If I use bike, well, there's a whole bunch of stuff that needs to be done. Layer up for clothes to get there, have different set of clothes for return journey, shower at end of...
  10. Dave7

    How to pre-book train tickets ?

    Sounds simple but I have never done it. (On the odd occasion we go its by car or just turn up at the station) We are going to Liverpool tomorrow and are happy to go/return between, say, 09.30 & 1700 hrs. Some questions. .Best ticket company to use? .How do I pay for them? .How do I get the...
  11. D

    Drive train friction

    As a rule-of thumb, if I spin the pedals backwards and let go, how many revolutions of the pedals would it be reasaonable to expect before they come to a stop? I'm a little concerned that there seems to be excess friction somewhere in my drive train (possibly the jockey wheel/s), so I'm...
  12. Reynard

    Hampshire for the day from Cambridgeshire: bike & train

    I've had a day trip down to Hampshire in mind for quite a while, and there's a window for me to do it in a fortnight or so's time. I could always drive, but don't really fancy it, or I could go all public transport, letting the train and bus take the strain. Then there's the combination of bike...
  13. postman

    Conversation on a train.

    So our little train going from Scarboro' to Liverpool.It stops at York and all hell breaks out.we only have three carriages and a vast number of people get on,it seems a tractor has broken down on the line between York Leeds and Doncaster or maybe beyond. So my table has three seats spare.I get...
  14. A

    Eurostar train bike pickup at London St Pancras

    Has anyone any recent experience of picking a bike up from Eurostar at London St Pancras? The bike is going on fully assembled (space is booked) so that I don't have to faff about putting it back together in London before an onward train. Is damage a real possibility? What's the procedure if...
  15. stoatsngroats

    Starting a commuter ‘train’ in Rural Chichester.

    My OH is considering a 10 mile cycle to work, which would use rural fast roads towards Chichester, and then out the other end towards Witterings/Selsey, but she would prefer to have someone with her. She’s thinking of starting a group commute, and then joining other staff to ride the last couple...
  16. U

    Late Train - Refunds?

  17. graham bowers

    Tamworth to Geneva by train?

    I need to travel by train from Tamworth to Geneva mid July 2018 with a touring bike and panniers. It'll be a one way trip as I'll be cycling back. I'm asking for tips on how best to book this journey at minimum price please? Thanks Graham
  18. steven1988

    8 months to train for c2c in a day. Is it possible

    Hi guys the hospital that recently cared for my mum are running a c2c in a day sponsored event in September. I'e not been on the bike since November and even then it was riding with my lad. Do you think I could get myself into a position to ride it by September?
  19. LeetleGreyCells

    Lubricating your Drive Chain - what do you use?

    What do you use to lubricate the chain and mech on your bike? A specific make of lubricant? 3-in-1 oil? Cheap maintenance oil? Wax? Something else? Please elaborate especially if you’ve tried a number of products and found one that works well. I looking for an effective lubricant that...
  20. Globalti

    Sports clubs that make no effort to train novices.

    I just feel like having a rant about this. Many many years ago my younger brother became fascinated by Scuba diving so aged about 15 he joined a club in Northumberland. It was a bad experience; the other members made no effort to welcome him into their circle, especially when they all retired to...
  21. marzjennings

    Another train price rant

    Apologies for another rant about the price of trail travel, but this one has the additional angle of a warning to cyclists riding near Redruth and Gloucester. I may be traveling to the Middle East for work soon and thought to take advantage of a stop over in London to quickly visit family in...
  22. U

    Train Ticket

  23. Drago

    Take note British train users

    An interesting snippet from Japan, where rail services are so well managed it is not unusual for them to arrive and depart to the second... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-42009839
  24. T

    Train Prices

    Could someone tell me why a single train ticket of 25 miles costs all but 10p shy of a day return ticket? I guess there's logic in it. I rather fancy cycling one way with my wife to return by train. Howsoever, I feel shortchanged at (almost) paying the price of a return ticket. On a longer...
  25. meta lon

    For the train fans

    The Flying Scotsman is at Wansford staition all weekend ,and can be viewed with a platform pass. http://www.nvr.org.uk/wansford-station
  26. Brandane

    Strange train pricing (again).

    I was looking at train fares from my local station to Lockerbie (southern Scotland, on the west coast main line) as I am thinking about doing a ride from there to home over the weekend coming. A single to Lockerbie was coming in at £23.60 On checking fares to Carlisle, the next stop south on...
  27. Freds Dad

    Free train tickets

    I have had to drop out of @nickyboy s Leeds to Scarborough ride due to knee issues but had already purchased train tickets to get me from Manchester Airport to Leeds and back from Scarborough. As I no longer need then they are free to a good home. Both tickets have a bike space booked if...
  28. biggs682

    Diy Auomotive Power train

    so you own a timeless classic car , would you consider this ? http://www.bosch-presse.de/pressportal/de/en/the-start-up-powertrain-for-electric-cars-the-bosch-e-axle-offers-greater-range-121216.html
  29. theclaud

    London-Edinburgh and/or Swansea-London train tickets + bike res

    Going spare due to a change of plan: Train tickets (advance single) with bike reservations on the following, both Monday 21 August 10:28 Swansea to London Paddington 15:00 Kings X to Edinburgh Post here and/or PM me.
  30. Shut Up Legs

    Collecting a SNCF train ticket when your credit card has changed

    I ordered a SNCF train ticket, as part of my upcoming Italy / France trip, but since then my credit card has changed, as I had to dispute a transaction on the previous one, so got issued with another. According to the SNCF web site, to collect the ticket, I need to use the card that I paid for...
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