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Folding bikes fit on any train, and two or perhaps three lightweight road bikes can be squeezed into the tight bicycle-hanging spaces on the newest trains plying some of England’s major rail routes but turn up with a tandem or a touring bike laden with panniers or an electric bike, and you can whistle. Train companies, it seems, don’t want your money if you pedal anything other than a skinny-tire speed machine.

But for those heading to and from Scotland’s gloriously gorgeous west coast, there’s the Highland Explorer, a train so cyclist-friendly it can accommodate any size or shape or weight of cycle—just so long as you can heave it on board yourself (the staff isn’t allowed to help).

Exterior wrap of the Highland Explorer.

Carlton Reid

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