Want to take your bike on Eurostar? You'll have to put it in a box

Eurostar train company to introduce new rules for taking bicycles on its services: all bikes will have to be boxed - Move attracts widespread criticism from passengers and cycling groups - Eurostar says it can provide boxes for free, and staff to help with the packing of bikes

Bike Box Alan

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Cross-Channel train operator Eurostar is set to introduce a new policy for those taking bikes on its services: from November, bikes will have to be boxed. The move has attracted criticism from cycle organisations and cyclists.

According to Eurostar, the new rule will be introduced to maximise the space available on its services for bikes and other luggage. Previously, passengers could take bikes on trains - complete and unboxed - for a £30 fee.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.