The train operator is offering both one day (£18) and three day tickets (£34) for unlimited travel across its network from July 6-8 but is reported to have banned bikes from all services during the event.

That seems a rather strange decision but it may not be entirely true.

The company’s site says it will only allow folding bikes on services too and from the event which I presume means bikes are still free to travel on the the rest of the network.

Given that the Tour is one of the world’s most popular sporting events, bikes on trains are bound to be just as welcome as during peak commuting times.