I live in the midlands but work all over the country. I am working on the olympics and so have got digs, 5m from work for the next 3 months. To get to London I have to travel on First Great Western and on the train from Worcester to paddington. Their website says you have to book, and only travel off peak. I called their very expensive phone line and always get told their is no spaced on the train and one operator suggested booking two weeks in advance ! All of my colegues have brought their bikes down on the train, without any problems, they just got on the train, off peak as well, form varous places across the country. None of us have folding bikes and due to work I cannot plan two weeks ahead. Can it really be that hard to bring you bike to london ?