We recommend that you reserve a bike space whenever you are given the choice. On our Intercity Express Train high-speed services this is mandatory.

How to reserve a space

You can make a reservation at any time before your train arrives. But spaces are limited, so you should do this early as you can:
  • when you book your tickets online
  • by calling 0345 7000 125
  • at your local staffed ticket office
  • by messaging us on Twitter @GWRHelp, Facebook Messenger @GWRUK or on WhatsApp at 07890 608043
For tickets purchased from Trainline.com please contact them on 0333 202 2222 to add your cycle reservation.


  • Before you leave
  • When you’re at the station
  • Taking your bike on Intercity Express Trains
  • Local services in the London & Thames Valley area
  • Local services in the West Country
  • Taking your bike on the sleeper

Hiring a bike

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