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anyone out there have the slightest idea how to take your bike on the
train over to France ?
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start with Eurostar. They seem to say you can take a bike over to France
as 'hand luggage' if you dismantle the bike and put it in a bike bag.
However, their terms are littered with phrases like, 'if space is available'.
They also state that bikes must go in luggage racks on the trains, which
I know from experience are often full up with spotty students' ruck sacks,
or posh skiers enormous bags.
I have even tried going to 'Petit France'in the West End and asked the 'experts' in the SNCF offices, but they just look blankly at you and offer such helpful advice a 'just go over to France and see what train you can get on' !
About 15 years ago I did do just that - and it worked ! I got the ferry over to Calais and bought a ticket to La Rochelle. However, even then it took me 45minutes of school French to book the ticket only to discover that I changed in Paris overnight, but my bike went straight there - presumably on its own by magic
Surely there must be an easier way to arrange something like this ?.