Can I take my bike with me on-board the train?
Yes! We love bikes and they can be carried free of charge on all Virgin Trains East Coast services (as long as you have a valid ticket of course). However we don't have room for hundreds, so all bike spaces are subject to availability.
If you want to reserve a space for your bike on your next journey you can do it online when you book your ticket at virgintrainseastcoast.com. Just enter all of your journey details as normal (departure station, destination station, dates and times etc) then when you confirm the ticket price you wish to purchase you'll be given the option to reserve seats and a 'Bicycle Space'. Just click this option and the system will check availability for that journey. If space isn't available for some or all of your journey you'll be given the option to book a different time or route, or you can just decide not to take your bike.
Because bicycle spaces are very limited on certain routes it's worth making sure space is available before purchasing your ticket. If you are travelling with a tandem bicycle you'll need to make a reservation for two spaces. If you have already purchased your train ticket you'll need to go to a mainline station Travel Centre to reserve your bicycle space. In the summer months spaces fill up very quickly.
If you are travelling with another train operator on your journey you'll need to check their own policy too. You can do this by visiting the National Rail website.