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Offline dpaschich

Re-assemble bike at Heathrow in London?
« on: May 22, 2023, 02:41:28 pm »
I'm currently planning a trip to England and Ireland, flying into London Heathrow and out of Dublin. Because I'm going in and out of different airports, I'm planning to pack my bike in disposable packaging - cardboard box, bubble wrap, etc.

Ideally, I'd be able to do a minimal amount of disassembly - front wheel, turn handlebars, remove pedals - and re-assemble it there at bag claim at Heathrow. It's only 15 miles to town, after all!

Has anyone done this? Just want to make sure I don't get security bothering me.

Offline Mark Manley

Re: Re-assemble bike at Heathrow in London?
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2023, 08:21:26 pm »
I have deboxed and ridden off from Heathrow after asking a helpful member of staff where I could dump the box, it could have been that I was lucky and didn't get an unhelpful jobsworth but it worked well for me.

Offline dpaschich

Re: Re-assemble bike at Heathrow in London?
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2023, 09:53:01 pm »
Thanks Mark. Here's hoping I get the same friendly reception!

Offline dpaschich

Re: Re-assemble bike at Heathrow in London?
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2023, 05:19:21 pm »
Just to close the loop on this - I took my bike out of its box and put it together in the arrivals hall at Heathrow Terminal 2 without incident. Everyone around was helpful - a limo driver waiting for his fare took a photo of me with my bike once it was done. Best part - I then rode into town, avoiding the tube entirely!

Offline Mark Manley

Re: Re-assemble bike at Heathrow in London?
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2023, 12:48:45 am »
Just to close the loop on this - I took my bike out of its box and put it together in the arrivals hall at Heathrow Terminal 2 without incident. Everyone around was helpful - a limo driver waiting for his fare took a photo of me with my bike once it was done. Best part - I then rode into town, avoiding the tube entirely!

Good to hear, enjoy your trip.