- I've written to my MP at the beginning of the year (Celia Barlow MP for
Hove & Portslade). Banning bikes on trains is just the start of
restricting travel by cycle and although the ban is currently limited to
rush hour services this may in the future extend to every service 7 days
a week. We have to campaign for our right to put our bikes on trains.
For those interested in following the threads regarding the Southern
Train bike ban please go to:
Shortcut to: http://www.ctcg.org.uk/
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of
Sent: 01 March 2006 03:47
Subject: [greenwichcyclists] Fwd: [lccbc] PS to Bikes on Trains -
writing to your MP
Susie Morrow, chair of LCC cycle parking group, has asked for this
request to be forwarded to the group. Apologies for the delay.
Begin forwarded message:
From: Susie Morrow <sem@...>
Date: 26 January 2006 01:43:07 GMT+09:00
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Subject: [lccbc] PS to Bikes on Trains - writing to your MP
Apologies for cross posting (can borough coordinators please post to
group lists if this message hasn't got through via another route - many
As a PS to the e-mail I sent yesterday:
[For those who may not have seen it, we're asking everyone to look at:
'Bikes on Trains - Write to your MP and your Rail Operator',
and to use this briefing material to lobby their MP and also consider
lobbying relevant train operating companies - especially Southern, who
their recent actions have brought 'bike-rail' to a head.]
Even if you're not directly affected by recent bike-rail developments,
I emphasise that this issue calls into question the whole concept of
'integrated transport' in the UK - it may affect you or someone you know
the future. So... please take five minutes to write to your MP via
*** If you do write to your MP, please ask them to sign Emily
excellent Early Day Motion, details below ***
EDM 1468 BIKE AND RAIL INTEGRATION 24.01.2006
That this House notes that individual railway companies have different
policies towards cycling and that provision for cyclists at railway
stations and on trains is patchy at best but generally remains
inadequate; further notes that the winding up of the Strategic Rail
Authority and the transfer of authority to the Department for Transport
provides an excellent opportunity for the minister to issue minimum
standards to railway franchises and Network Rail to improve provision
bicycles on trains and at railway stations; and concludes that bicycle
rail transport should be integrated and promoted to provide a seamless
environmentally sound `doorstep to destination' alternative to car
Many thanks for any help you can give,
(chair, LCC cycle parking & carriage working group)
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