Restrictions will be in place on train services ahead of the London to Brighton Bike Ride, Southern Rail has said.

In a statement on Twitter, the rail company confirmed that bicycles will not be permitted on Southern or Thameslink trains from the start of service on Sunday (September 19) until midday.

However, restrictions will remain in place between Gatwick Airport and Brighton will remain in place for the duration of the day.

Passengers were also warned that those travelling with bikes on Saturday (September 18) and Monday (September 20) may face delays, as train services can only hold a certain number of bicycles.

Both Thameslink and Southern advised customers to check their cycle policies ahead of travelling.

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