just a shame the journey ended in Glasgow eh
Avanti are good though, but that's probably because they are a continental company who regard this stuff as standard, even with rolling stock that they inherited.
The class 800's on ECML & GWR are poorly designed for not just bike storage, but also larger items of luggage.
Its an old drum I bang but with the HST's and Class 91's gone we will struggle for the next 30yrs in terms of bikes on mainline trains.
Local trains as documented above will be ok and get better and better, but then they brings up the question of wider station cycling infrastructure & accessibility which, er, generally needs some work...
If under GBR there is, lets say, a 'focus on operational infrastructure' then we may find that some stations are not in public ownership in 3-5yrs, which could be fun for cycling facility provisons