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Kings Cross Station

James_MTBJames_MTB Posts: 8
edited October 2009 in Commuting chat
About to start a new job in London, arriving at Kings Cross. Is anyone aware of any decent place to leave a bike there overnight instead of me having to take a fold up with me every day on the train?

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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 20,049
    James_MTB wrote:
    About to start a new job in London, arriving at Kings Cross. Is anyone aware of any decent place to leave a bike there overnight instead of me having to take a fold up with me every day on the train?

    That depends if you want it to still be there in the morning, I work at KingsX trust me fold it up and take it home.
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  • I was thinking a real cheapo second hand thing. Locked up with my top end Kryptonite lock.

    So are there any racks or anything suitable? Even a paid for service whereby you hire summiit maybe?
  • prj45prj45 Posts: 2,208
    Cycle park in NCP next to St Pancras is free, manned 24 hours:

    http://www.eurostar.com/pdf/stations/SP ... es_map.pdf
  • Ace, thanks for that.
  • prj45prj45 Posts: 2,208
    James_MTB wrote:
    Ace, thanks for that.

    Not a recommendation, I've never used it, but it sounds safe.

    But then I know somebody who witnessed an entire stand of bikes being loaded into the back of a lorry, opposite a police station.
  • g00seg00se Posts: 2,221
    Hi,

    Again - not a recommendation, but there are lots of racks in the station quite a way away from the entrance (I used to commute from there). At the far end of platform 8. They're covered by CCTV (well - the cameras are there)

    Might be worth checking the new St Pancras station too.

    DON'T lock the bike up outside the station. It won't be there the next day.
  • rich_erich_e Posts: 389
    I've seen kids stealing bikes attached to lamposts and railings in broad daylight, just down the road from the station, so defo don't leave it like that.
  • Folder every time in my opinion.

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