TransPennine Express’s announcement that they will not carry the bicycles of passengers who have not made a reservation at least 24 hours in advance is an outrageous attack on the freedom to travel (“Cyclists must book bikes on trains from York”, The Press, May 3).

In the summer I like to spend a day cycling (at an elderly pace) around the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, and I use the train to take my bike to a suitable starting point.

The English weather being what it is, I cannot predict 24 hours in advance when I will want to do this; and my legs being what they are, I cannot predict what train I will catch back home.

Does TransPennine Express intend to leave passengers stranded if they miss their train home?

Tony Sudbery,

Heslington Croft,

Fulford, York