Taking unusual bikes on trains

Taking tandems, trikes, recumbents and other larger than average cycles onto trains can be difficult. Many companies will not take them at all. There are however a number that will, so if you are planning a journey with a trike, tandem, or cycle specially designed for someone with a disability you should check first with the train company.

There are further details of which companies take tandems on the A to B magazine page linked on the right.

You may find that if you take off the front wheel so the size is manageable your cycle will be taken. Special cycles do exist that can be un-coupled for transportation but these are more expensive. You will also have more luck travelling out of peak hours when trains are not so crowded.