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Folding bikes 'best for rail commuters'

Posted 18 June 2010
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Folding bikes 'best for rail commuters'
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Those who commute to and from work by train may wish to invest in a folding bike for their journeys to the station, according to a transport manager.

Blogging for the Guardian, cyclist Alex Veitch - who is also the integrated transport manager of the Association of Train Operating Companies - noted there has been "stupendous growth" when it comes to the number of people bringing their bikes on public transit.

This is because of an increased take-up of folding bikes, he said, adding that an increasing number of train companies are lifting restrictions on when the cycles can be taken onboard.

Mr Veitch noted that for those who like to get their cycling gear on in the morning, the National Rail Bike Enquiries website is an excellent port of call, as it provides information about reserving bicycle space on a train.

He explained: "It also has detailed information about cycle carriage terms and conditions on the different operators."

Cyclists spending time in the Lake District in early July may wish to take part in a guided ride to Eskdale railway.

The eight-mile ride is expected to last for three hours and gets underway at 11:30 BST on July 3rd.

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