Eurostar makes U-turn on bike policy changes after pressure from cycling groups

The campaign, led by the CTC, has successfully lobbied Eurostar to reconsider

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After pressure from cycle campaigners, international train operator Eurostar has performed a U-turn on a new policy that would have required cyclists to strip down and box their bikes before travelling on the service.

The campaign was led by the Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC), with the London Cycle Campaign (LCC) also instrumental in applying pressure.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and long reads across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013. In 2024 he released a seven-part podcast documentary, Ghost in the Machine, about motor doping in cycling.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains. He lives in Valencia, Spain.