In a bid to make my two to three times a week 44 mile round trip more manageable, i'm going to try the train, hopefully to make it a five times a week 20 mile round trip; i plan on getting on the train in Stourbridge, through Birmingham. The LM website says they welcome cycles, but anybody know the reality ? Is there cycle storage or do you have to stand by the door moving your bike side to side as the platform sides change? Would be great to do as it's £50 a month for a season ticket, and would allow me to ditch the second car, which we only have for emergencies when i drive to work. The other slight worry is that the destination station is 'stop on request', where you tell the guard when you get on that you want to get off there; he couldn't possibly forget could he ?