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by Confusedbycycling
13 Aug 2019, 9:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: German wants to reserve bikespace
Replies: 63
Views: 2933

Re: German wants to reserve bikespace

After cycling in Wales , I want to say thank you to all, who helped me to sort out, how to travel with bicycle and train in the UK. The experience was very good. The main difference between Germany and UK is, there were always members of staff at the station, which I could ask for advice. In Germany...
by Confusedbycycling
21 Jun 2019, 10:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: NCN 47 interrupted?
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: NCN 47 interrupted?

Because of your post I took a closer look to this area in an editor for openstreetmap. The reporting person seems loosing NCN 47 and was hindered on a way not belonging to NCN 47 by the mentioned fence.
by Confusedbycycling
19 Jun 2019, 4:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: NCN 47 interrupted?
Replies: 2
Views: 315

NCN 47 interrupted?

I want to cycle in two weeks NCN 47. But I have found https://bikewalesrides.blogspot.com/2018/09/solitaire-ncn-route-47-resolven-epic.html. There is reported, that 10 feet high fence, which is not passable in any way interrupt NCN 47. But there is not reported, whether this fence is temporally or s...
by Confusedbycycling
17 Jun 2019, 12:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Greater Anglia and bikes
Replies: 30
Views: 1993

Re: Greater Anglia and bikes

Many thanks to all, who answered and helped me.

Do I have from this bike space direct through access to the seats or do I have get out to the platform and enter the train again?
by Confusedbycycling
16 Jun 2019, 1:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Greater Anglia and bikes
Replies: 30
Views: 1993

Re: Greater Anglia and bikes

Thank you for all replies. I already have a bike reservation. My main issue is, how to recognize standing at the platform where is bicycle space? Is there reliable order of the waggons at this IC, so one can say, in the third or first waggon will be the bike space? I am a little bit worried, because...
by Confusedbycycling
14 Jun 2019, 8:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Greater Anglia and bikes
Replies: 30
Views: 1993

Re: Greater Anglia and bikes

(class 321, known as "bins" after the mascot of 1980s quiz show 3-2-1) are scheduled for replacement 2019-2020 but I don't think the new commuter Thank you for your help. My ticket is bound to a specific train. Departure 10:19 Manningtree. You recommended some weeks ago this site: http://...
by Confusedbycycling
13 Jun 2019, 12:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Greater Anglia and bikes
Replies: 30
Views: 1993

Re: Greater Anglia and bikes

Your bicycle will be stored in the guards van, so please give yourself enough time to locate it and load your bicycle before the train is scheduled to depart. I have found this sentence also on the Greater Anglia website. Because I am German I am trying to figure out, what is a guards van. But my d...
by Confusedbycycling
19 Apr 2019, 7:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: German wants to reserve bikespace
Replies: 63
Views: 2933

Re: German wants to reserve bikespace

This may be just me, but in that instance I'd walk that distance rather than take the train. As you say, each to his own......................London is unique in Britain though; the tube obviates the need to know the way! Knowing the London underground visiting London as a teenager I have slight me...
by Confusedbycycling
18 Apr 2019, 9:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: cycle route maps mainz frankfurt regensburg
Replies: 8
Views: 408

Re: cycle route maps mainz frankfurt regensburg

The cyclemaps for Germany are "ADFC-Radtourenkarte". Here you can see how the maps cover Germany. https://www.fahrrad-buecher-karten.de/directdownload/171023_RTK-%C3%9Cbersicht_Fr%C3%BChjahrsprospekt2018_kon_cut.jpg It seems to me, you can also order them at Amazon UK. You also get them in...
by Confusedbycycling
18 Apr 2019, 12:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: German wants to reserve bikespace
Replies: 63
Views: 2933

Re: German wants to reserve bikespace

Perhaps you could persuade DB to take over all our railways! British people in Germany praise DB and do not understand, why nearly every German is swearing about DB. They always say, you should be pleased about your railway system, you do not know the British one. I am a little bit frighten using t...
by Confusedbycycling
18 Apr 2019, 9:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: German wants to reserve bikespace
Replies: 63
Views: 2933

Re: German wants to reserve bikespace

On the other hand: <https://www.greateranglia.co.uk/travel-information/your-journey/cycling/bikes-on-trains> gives the information: „Restrictions of non-folding bikes on peak services For the comfort and safety of all passengers, only folded cycles can be accommodated during busy times. This applie...
by Confusedbycycling
17 Apr 2019, 2:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: German wants to reserve bikespace
Replies: 63
Views: 2933

Re: German wants to reserve bikespace

Book journeys online through London-South Wales operator http://www.GWR.com because they reserve bikes online. I have tried this. But this site refuse to make a reservation for theGreater Anglia part of the journey [/quote="mjr"] Every train from Norwich to London Liverpool St is an inter...
by Confusedbycycling
16 Apr 2019, 8:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: German wants to reserve bikespace
Replies: 63
Views: 2933

German wants to reserve bikespace

I am German and I feel helpless to understand to go by train with a unfolded bicycle in the UK. In this year I want to make a cycle journey in Wales. So I try to get train tickets from Manningtree to Newport (South Wales) This are my problems. 1. Getting a bike reservation for the train Manningtree ...