Hi all, I'll soon be moving house, and will end up about 2 miles from Crewe (Haslington, for those who know the area). At present, I have a 17-18 mile round trip to work (in Central Manchester) and I'm hoping to keep doing at least some part of my new commute by bike, although I don't think I'm up to the 60 mile round trip that would be doing the whole thing by bike. Present options are; 1) Cycle 2 miles to Crewe station, get the train to Wilsmslow, cycle 11 miles to work (reversing this on the way home). 2) Cycle the "long" bit on the Crewe side of the journey (e.g. to Holmes Chapel) then get the train to Manchester Piccadilly. 3) Forget about all this cycling stuff and get the train/walk all the way. Advantages of 1) are that I know most of the route already, plus I'll be on an earlier train and hopefully have half a chance of getting a full size bke carried. The bike commute is also later and thus hopefully in better light. Advantages of 2) are travelling on the bike in the country(ish) - the missus is keen on this , as she reckons it'll be safer Advantages of 3) are that I don't have to worry about being turfed off the train because of the bike... I'd be interested to know if anyone's doing this sort of journey, or this journey specifically, and how they've found carriage on trains etc.