It appears that Virgin Trains has won £300,000 from the Department of Transport to erect a
"300 space purpose built cycle point, including a mixture of secure
storage of cycles (racks and lockers), covered with cctv, lighting and
at Coventry Station.
See the spreadsheet at
Let's hope we get a better deal than Sevenoaks:
"The bike parking at Sevenoaks station has been totally inadequate and we campaigned for an increase from an existing 80 spaces to 150. Network Rail told us that as part of the station revamp, the parking was to be increased to 300. So the champagne was flowing. Until the new racks were installed. They are a rack system made by Allpark ltd and basically the racks are too close together so that squeezing in to secure the bike to a small triangular anchoring point at ground level can be a filthy procedure. "
"The Sevenoaks Cycle Forum has remonstrated with Network Rail about this but it looks highly unlikely anything will get changed at this point. If station renovations are going on near you and increased cycle parking is part of the deal get involved and make sure you don’t end up with the same travesty as has happened at Sevenoaks."
See Cyclenation News February 2012: http://www.cyclenation.org.uk/news/news118.pdf