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CTC led campaign sees travel operator retain roll on as is £30 per bike fee

Eurostar reverses boxed bike policy

Under sustained pressure from cycle advocacy groups and high profile politcal figures, Eurostar has backed down on its new bike policy that would have seen cyclists forced to dissasemble bikes and box them up before boarding.

Led by the CTC, the campaign saw near 10,000 people call on the train operator to reverse its policy, which was seen as potentially damaging to cycle tourism.

CTC Chief Executive Paul Tuohy said: "It’s fantastic news that the views of so many of our members and other cyclists across Europe have been listened to. This proves how a successful, well-run campaign can be a massive force for good and make things happen.

"We at CTC would like to thank everyone who supported our online action, as well as other cycling bodies across Europe, the APPCG, and the Mayors of London and Paris."

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