Month: February 2016

Travelling with a bike on Virgin Trains

On Virgin West Coast Mainline trains can take up to four bikes, and on the Pendolino trains there’s even space for two tandems. It’s free, but remember to reserve your space in advance.

You’ll need to board your bike at least 10 minutes before departure allowing enough time to walk to coach A to load your bike in the dedicated space. If you need a hand with this, just ask a member of staff and they’ll be happy to help.

Remember to pick up a bike tag from the station ticket office, it lets the onboard team know how far your bike is riding with us.

If you’d like a hand unloading your wheels, ask the Train Manager and they’ll organise someone to be there to help you at your stop.

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What is Bike & Go?

Bike & Go is a bike hire scheme that lets you quickly and easily complete your train journey by bike.


Here's how it works:

  1. Register your credit or debit card details here and pay the annual subscription fee
  2. Receive your Bike & Go card in the post
  3. Check availability at your chosen station
  4. Hand in your Bike & Go card at the station’s ticket office to collect the key to your bike
  5. The rental fee will automatically be charged at the end of every month
  6. Unlock the bike from the station and get pedalling!
  7. Remember to use both locks when leaving your bike unattended
  8. Return the bike to the station, lock it and return the key to ticket office

Bike & Go is operated by Merseyrail, Northern Rail, and Abellio Greater Anglia. covering a large part of the UK.


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