"Yes you can bring a folding bike or children's bike on board as long as it is no longer than 85cm in length and it's carried in a protective bag which covers the whole bike. This is to protect your bike, other people and their luggage at the station, when going through security, and on board. Please note that the bike will be considered as one of your items of luggage in terms of luggage allowance."
"no longer than 85cm in length"
Right, should have read the manual. Thanks :)
Time to dust off the sewing machine.
Extra big bin bag?
Carradice do a nice but pricey Brompton-specific travel bag; comes in versions with a shoulder strap and with rucksack straps IIRC.
probably will fit in one of these from any bargain store
No idea if this is any good, but it came up on a search for the Carradice bags: https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bike-accessories/bike-bags-baskets/halfords-folding-bike-bag-213142.html
Took the fixie on in one of these.
Thanks all, all excellent last minute fallback options when this ends up failing in one way or another.
85cm is the width of the larger X ray machine. That’s the limiting factor. Length is essentially unlimited. Not sure about height.
You can exploit this to get a full size bike on as hand luggage:
It worked but everything was shut in the hall... no pre-train beer :-(
Great stuff! Suitably awesomely holiday-esque bag and all.
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