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UCI World Championships: Information if you're travelling with a bicycle

In this section:

Key information if you're bringing a bike to the airport

Thousands of cyclists and spectators will arrive in Scotland this August for the UCI World Championships, and we're looking forward to welcoming many of those through the airport.

However, we should point out, there are a few important things you need to be aware of if travelling with a bike (it's not quite as simple as checking these in the normal way).

Whether you're flying into EDI with a bike in tow, or you're checking it in for your departure once the event finishes, there are some key steps to follow to ensure the brakes aren't put on your journey.

Taking bikes on public transport

  • ScotRail trains carry bikes for free! It’s worth bearing in mind you might need to pre-book on certain services though.

  • Travelling on a LNER train? You’ll need to reserve a bike space with them.

  • Buses normally won’t carry bikes unless they’re foldable – your best bet is to check with the company direct!

  • You can usually take your bike on the tram unless there isn’t space during peak hours, the guard will keep you right for this one.

More about the UCI World Championships

The UCI Cycling World Championships will take place between August 3 and 13, with a range of different events taking place across Scotland.

More travel information, including tips on getting to and from the championships, can be found on the UCI Cycling World Championships website here.

For the frequently asked questions on travel and transport visit their website here.

More information on the event can be found here.

Twilight Bag Drop

Twilight Bag Drop

Drop your bags off the night before.

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Transport to and from the airport

Transport to and from the airport

Taking the tram or boarding a bus?

Transport options

Hand luggage rules

Hand luggage rules

Do you know the dos and don'ts of airport security? Check out our complete guide on what you can and can't take in your hand luggage.

Read more here

When to arrive at the airport

When to arrive at the airport

Top tip - always arrive at the airport for your check-in desk opening. Not sure when this is? Good job we've got a guide for that.

Check out your check-in desk time

3 mins
security hall time