Taking your bike on the train
Train companies have differing policies on carrying bikes.
If you're planning to take your bicycle on the train it's always best to contact the train company to book a place for your bicycle in advance.
Visit the train companies' websites to read full details of their policies on carrying bikes:
The National Rail Enquiries website also has a very informative page about cycling by train. Alternatively, pick up the leaflet 'Cycling by Train' from any staffed station. Call 0870 9000 772 to receive a copy.
If you plan to take a bike on the train regularly, it's worth considering buying a folding bike which you can carry as luggage rather than booking a space on most trains. Many companies manufacture folding bikes, the best known being Brompton Cycles.
The following stations in Shropshire have free cycle parking: Shrewsbury, Gobowen, Yorton, Wem, Prees, Whitchurch, Church Stretton, Craven Arms, Ludlow, Broome, Knighton, Telford, Wellington, Cosford and Albrighton.
Visit the cycle parking page to see a map of cycle parking locations.
Days out by bike and train in Shropshire
Catching the train is a great way to visit somewhere new to have a fun day out on your bike.
Our 'Days out by train and bicycle' leaflet contains lots of useful information on taking your children and their bikes on the train, and cycle ride ideas and maps of the areas around Shrewsbury and Telford stations. The leaflet is available from our Family-friendly rides page.
For more ideas for routes for cycle rides from towns in Shropshire which are accessible by train, visit our Market Town Cycle Rides page.