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Bike protest takes to the rails
A group of protesters have demonstrated against a train company's decision to ban bikes on trains during peak times.

The group took a chair, an ironing board, a lilo and a step ladder on a train from Bath to Bristol on Monday.

Wessex blamed a rise in passenger numbers when it introduced the ban in May, saying it had become difficult for them to compete for space with bikes.

The order was imposed on trains arriving in Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Plymouth and Truro.

As a compromise, Wessex did drop charges for reserving cycle space during non-peak services.

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