Leaving a Bike In Europe

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Psamathe
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Leaving a Bike In Europe

Postby Psamathe » 3 Apr 2018, 11:02am

I'm now looking at possibilities this spring/summer touring in Europe but there is the very real possibility I'll have to (at no notice) get to the nearest airport and fly home. What possibilities might there be for leaving the bike somewhere safe? (e.g. is it something camp sites might do, or local bike shops or other possibilities).

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Re: Leaving a Bike In Europe

Postby simonhill » 3 Apr 2018, 7:36pm

All of those are possible. I have left my campervan at a campsite while going off cycling. I have also left my bike in a hotel while returning to the UK for a wedding.

However, unless you know the campsite/hotel etc well, what I would do is to search out a local club and get one of their members to help.

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jamesgilbert
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Re: Leaving a Bike In Europe

Postby jamesgilbert » 3 Apr 2018, 9:10pm

I know people who've used WarmShowers for this - you're probably more likely to find someone who has room to store a bike outside of the big cities...

chocjohn9
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Re: Leaving a Bike In Europe

Postby chocjohn9 » 5 Apr 2018, 8:49am

If you find yourself in Belgium and needing to get home, then you can leave the bike/equipment with me. PM me for address/contact details.

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Re: Leaving a Bike In Europe

Postby bg » 5 Apr 2018, 9:14am

I know a campsite about 10 miles from Nice airport that should be able help you out.

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Re: Leaving a Bike In Europe

Postby martin biggs » 5 Apr 2018, 9:51am

Psamathe wrote:I'm now looking at possibilities this spring/summer touring in Europe but there is the very real possibility I'll have to (at no notice) get to the nearest airport and fly home. What possibilities might there be for leaving the bike somewhere safe? (e.g. is it something camp sites might do, or local bike shops or other possibilities).

Ian


If it's in the uk no reason why you couldn't leave it at mine , sure your bike can tell some of mine about its adventures whilst they are all cozy together in the garage

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Re: Leaving a Bike In Europe

Postby NUKe » 5 Apr 2018, 11:54am

when one of our friends, was caught in a similar situation another British person on the campsite offered to bring the bike back for us. we then picked the bike up the bike from Dover. The Patron of the campsite was only too happy to help as well. People of all nationalities are happy to help when you are in trouble.
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Psamathe
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Re: Leaving a Bike In Europe

Postby Psamathe » 5 Apr 2018, 3:07pm

Many thanks for the offers and suggestions. I'm not stuck anywhere at the moment, just that if I do go (hopefully) then there is a high likelihood of needing to return urgently with no notice. Hopefully it would not happen but one has to recognise what is going on ...

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Re: Leaving a Bike In Europe

Postby johnonhisbike » 10 Apr 2018, 3:41pm

Hi, There is a wonderful community of cycle-tourists throughout the world using the https://www.warmshowers.org/ I too will be touring in Europe this summer and I have contacted a fellow member who has agreed to look after my bike and belongings while I fly bact to the UK ...

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Re: Leaving a Bike In Europe

Postby bohrsatom » 10 Apr 2018, 8:07pm

During a long (4 month) tour, we left our bikes, tent, etc in Vienna in order to return home for a wedding. We stayed at the hotel for a couple of nights before heading back to the UK, and the night after arriving back in Austria and they were happy to hold onto our belongings for us.

Do the same and I'm sure you'll be fine!