Long time lurker, first time topic starter.
Here's hoping some of you folks can shower/spatter me with knowledge.
I'm currently flapping around attempting to sort out transport to a wedding in Brittany next month, and have happened across a possible glitch (or admirable commitment to sustainable transport) in the Brittany-Ferries pricing - 40% less with a bike compared to on foot.
It'd be nice to cycle some of the way post-ferry too, so I'm keen on this. I'll have to National Express / Megabus it down to Pompey from Brum though - has anyone experience of taking a bike on a coach? Currently waiting on a N.E. reply as to whether they still count a bike as a bike if the wheels/bars/pedals are off and it's bagged, but you folk may well be a quicker ask. (the Nat Express allows for fold-up bikes, that's not so different to a bagged bike is it?).
Alternately, were I to book a bicycle ticket on the ferry and then turn up on foot would I get away with a facepalm and "I knew I'd forgotten something!" - as it's in my morally uncomfortable zone to try, but doesn't make any sense to me why it's cheaper in the first place. Could I take a toddler-style bike in my satchel? Would it count?
Thanks in advance for any anecdotes/advice/abuse/pictures of cats you may have.
p.s. As there's seemingly a few france based folk on here, how amenable are their trains generally for taking bikes? (preferably fully put together at that stage) St Malo to Guingamp areas if that's relevant.