Arran Ferry - Bike racks?

(8 Posts)
ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 12-Jan-16 15:17:18

Just wondering if anyone knew if you can go on the ferry leaving the bikes on the roof, or if you need to take them off?

prettybird Tue 12-Jan-16 17:04:19

I'll ask on the Facebook group for ds' cycling club.

prettybird Tue 12-Jan-16 17:17:03

Two answers already

One said that he thought you'd be able to as it is a big ferry and they take lorries too

The other I've copied and pasted for amusement:

"i'd be surprised if you can't I have only taken the bike over as a foot passenger but as jason said there's lorries and electricity and everything smile It's still 1952 on the island but the transport to get there is relatively modern"

prettybird Tue 12-Jan-16 17:21:28

I know with some of the ferry companies, you get asked at the booking stage. Definitely the case with Isle of Man (Steamboat Packet Ferries) but that's because they pack the cars in so tightly, they need to know which cars they can put under the lower roofs (especially if it's the catamaran). Can't remember with CalMac.

prettybird Tue 12-Jan-16 17:23:17

Now got a definitive Yes from someone who did it last year. smile

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 12-Jan-16 18:16:31

Thanks very much prettybird That should make life easier smile

prettybird Tue 12-Jan-16 18:44:57

Just read one more comment that says you need to state that you've got a bike rack at booking, so that they know what line to put you in.

If you've already booked, maybe give them a call.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 12-Jan-16 19:15:46

Not booked yet - thanks though smile

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