Cycle Parking at National Railway Museum York

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by bornagain, 28 Apr 2010.

  1. bornagain

    bornagain New Member

    Location:
    North Lincolnshire
    Hi

    I'm going to a meeting at the National Railway Museum in York on Thursday and I fancy making a ride out of it. The question is, do they have any very secure cycle parking ?

    Anybody out there have an idea ?

    Regards

    P.
     
  2. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    Salford, UK
    There are some standard Sheffield stands by the main entrance - is that secure enough? It's not a spot anyone would be passing unless they were going to the museum.

    If you're going to a meeting, could you arrange to take the bike in with you?
     
  3. Crackle

    Crackle Squatter

    Yep, we've used them, no problems.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    bornagain

    bornagain New Member

    Location:
    North Lincolnshire
    Its a 90 mile round trip so I'd like to go on my best bike but that leaves me a lttle nervous leaving it outside in a normal bike parking area.

    By the time I twigged that cycling was a possibility, the Museum has closed for the night and if i cycle I need to be leaving the house well before it opens in the morning - hence I'm in a bit of a quandry - do I take the bike and risk it, or is it better to just go in the car ?

    Sitting through a full day meeting with a load of strangers in full lycra will be a bit odd...so perhaps a bike in the corner of the meeting room won't look to unusual by comparison....but will the NRM let me in with my bike ?

    P
     
  5. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    Salford, UK
    I have no idea - if you're at a meeting, maybe, but maybe not.

    Have you got decent locks? If you have more than one, and can bring them, do. As I said, the cycle rack isn't on a main road or anything...

    Alternatively, you could park it at the station and hide it among the massed bikes there - but I think the station would be more of a thief magnet.
     
  6. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    Salford, UK
    Alas, I'll be out at work, or you could have left it in my hall....
     
  7. OP
    OP
    bornagain

    bornagain New Member

    Location:
    North Lincolnshire
    Arch

    Thanks of the info.

    If the late night weather forecast looks good then I think I'll chance it and stroll in looking confident.....It surprising what a bit of cheek can a achieve.

    P.
     
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