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Cycling

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Bike Racks

You’ll find information on bike parking at each Chiltern station on the individual station pages. For more information on stations operated by other train companies see the PlusBike section below.

Keeping your bike at London Marylebone 

To make it easier to complete your journey without transferring to public transport, the bicycle parking at London Marylebone is now available for all customers. Previously this parking was only available for season-ticket holders. Space is limited and we will keep this under review. Please do NOT lock your bicycle to any railings or temporary barriers in the station.

Cycle routes to our stations

There are great cycle routes to many of our stations. You can explore detailed cycle route mapping on OpenStreetMap. For tips and advice on how to start cycling, and for information on the National Cycle Network routes, visit Sustrans, the UK’s cycling charity.

Taking a bike on our trains

Folding bicycles are permitted on Chiltern services at all times provided they are fully folded and stored without hindering other passengers.

Regular bicycles are carried (except tandems) on any Chiltern Railways train on Saturdays, Sundays or Public Holidays subject to space being available, and at the discretion of our staff.

On Mondays to Fridays you can also use most of our trains. The only exceptions are our busiest peak hour services. For the safety and comfort of all our passengers, bikes are not allowed at any point during the journey on any train:

  • Arriving London Marylebone, Oxford or Birmingham Moor Street from 0745 to 1000.
  • Leaving London Marylebone, Oxford or Birmingham Moor Street from 1630 to 1930.

In addition, non-folding bicycles are not permitted for any part of the journey of the train that leaves Bicester North at 0623 on weekday mornings (Haddenham & Thame Parkway 0635, Princes Risborough 0644. High Wycombe 0654 and Beaconsfield 0702) and arrives at London Marylebone at 0728. This is due to the type of train used to form this service.

For further clarity please download our timetable.

Within our timetable trains shown with a not allowed symbol means that bikes are not permitted on board at any point during this service.

We are sorry that bikes cannot be taken on rail replacement buses at any time. There are no restrictions on folding bikes at any time, provided they are fully folded.

Hiring a bike along our route

At key destinations you can now hire a bike from just outside the station, making it easier to have a day out by bike or get to work on two wheels.

London

Santander Cycles has two docking stations located close to Marylebone station, and all you need to get cycling is a credit or debit card. More information is available on the Transport for London website.

Birmingham

Brompton Bike Hire lockers are located just outside Moor Street and Snow Hill stations. Visit the Brompton Bike Hire website to join.

Oxford

Both Brompton Bike Hire and Bainton Bikes are just outside the station. Bainton Bikes offers hire of full sized bikes 24/7 through the Donkey Republic app. For more information visit Bainton Bikes or download the Donkey Republic app to get started. Brompton Bike Hire offers foldable bike hire 24/7. For more information and to join visit their website.

PlusBike

If you are a cyclist and have questions about bringing your cycle on any train journey in the UK PlusBike is here to help.

PlusBike is a free resource tool with all the information you need to plan a seamless journey when you take the train and you plan to cycle along the way. Whether you are travelling with your own bike or looking to hire one at some point in your journey PlusBike can help.

You can access information on facilities at the station including cycle parking spaces, cycle hire schemes and information about taking your bike with you on a train. Find out more here.