Can you take your bike on board?
Bikes are usually allowed on our trains at off-peak times on weekdays and at weekends.
However, when large cycling events are taking place with hundreds or thousands of participants, restriction will be put in place. This is to avoid the walkways and vestibules on trains becoming blocked by the number of bikes. A queuing system for bikes may be put in place or there may even be a complete ban on bikes for a period of time.
If your event is on a weekday, you’ll need to follow our regular cycle policy.
London to Brighton Bike Ride
Sunday 19 September
As in previous years when large cycle rides have taken place between London and Brighton, restrictions will apply; cycles will not be permitted on any Southern or Thameslink between 09:00 and 12:00. After 12:00, cycles will not be permitted on services departing from stations shaded red on the map below.
Saturday 18 and Monday 20 September
Travelling on train services from Brighton with your cycle; you may experience delays as these services can only hold a limited number of cycles. A queuing system will be in place where necessary. Normal peak time restrictions will apply on Monday.