Im after some advice. Im going to the South of France in 2 weeks. I would really like to take my bike (Specialized Allez 18) with me however Im concerned having never took a bike on a plane before. Is it worth it? I am pretty new to cycling and am taking part in my first Sportives this summer and thought some cycling on Holiday could be ideal training. We go to the South of France every year and I cycled over their last year so I know the roads pretty well. We drove all the way last year though and the bike was on a cycle rack. We have left a very old Road Bike over there however Im not sure I would be happy doing too much training on it, Frame is too large for me, very old gearing system, no SPD's. Only really good enough for going to get the shopping. My concerns are; - Flying with the bike, what do I need with regards to cycle cases etc? & how much could I get a reasonable case / bag for? - The disassembly of my bike and the reassembly of the bike as I have never took it to pieces yet, would I have to do much? - If I don't take my bike I will miss 2 full weeks of training leading up to my Sportives. I would be grateful of some advice / previous experience on this subject.