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The CTC - the national cyclists' organisation - have successfully negotiated with SouthEastern Railways to lift its ban on bikes during the Tour de France's visit to Britain. SouthEastern had previously announced that no bikes would be allowed on any of its trains over July 6-8, a move which was met with astonishment by the cycling community.

Cyclists wanting to travel into London or along the route of Stage one through Kent can now take folding cycles or ordinary bikes dismantled and placed in a bag on SouthEastern trains. Ever resourceful, the CTC will have a stand on London Bridge station selling thick, bike-sized polythene bags on Sunday, July 8. They'll even help you pack your bike for you.

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