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  • IOW Randonnée – Bikes on Ferries
  • Premier Icon benmotogp46
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    Has anyone on here ever experienced damage to their bikes as a result of how they have been all stacked against one another on the ferries (Red Funnel or Wight Link)?

    Just a small concern as I’d rather not risk the brand new steed get the matt carbon frame and forked spoilt.

    Premier Icon benmotogp46
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    Premier Icon orangeboy
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    I took my winter bike as I could not be doing with damage on the nice bike. I’m glad I did as I was nice and relaxed

    Premier Icon benmotogp46
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    I’d love to take the nice bike, but that picture does not fill me with confidence. A friend suggests this is the 0900 ferry and an earlier one will not be like this. It’ll still likely be busy on the way back though…..

    Winter bike it’ll probably need to be!!!

    Premier Icon madeupname
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    The ferry from lymington looks like that if you get the sailing to arrive in Yarmouth before the sign on opens…
    reckon the first few boats will all be busy.

    But most people there don’t want their bike damaged either so are quite careful! Haven’t had a problem in the 3 times I’ve done it.

    Just be careful where you leave it, and get back to it first do no-one moves it for you…

    But if you are worried, take the winter bike and relax

    Enjoy the ride!

    Premier Icon madeupname
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    And if you want a coffee on the crossing, get in the queue early or don’t bother!

    Or get one before you board

    Premier Icon nixie
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    Don’t remember the Southampton-Cowes ferry ever looking that busy. We did go early though. Never had any damage to my bike.

    Premier Icon four
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    Portsmouth to IOW has been fine on the two times I’ve done the event. No damage to bike.

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