'We are in the business of carrying people, not bikes,' I was told by an otherwise sympathetic booking clerk. He did point out that I could make this particular journey by travelling InterCity via London, but then there would be the problem of getting three inexperienced riders, bikes and baggage from one terminus to another.
We could walk, I suppose. Or, if desperate, the bikes could go Red Star. But that's not the point. With biking holidays on the increase, BR is surely being short-
sighted in ignoring the business potential of transporting cyclists to and from their ride. In addition, the bike is such an obvious way of reducing city jams that BR should add extra guards' vans on commuter runs.
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