Tuesday morning saw us return with our bikes to Arnside station for the 08:51 to take us down to Preston, the same set as yesterday but this service was very busy so there was no room for us in the first class coach but plenty for our bikes in the brake van. We had only ten minutes to wait for a short Pendolino ride to Warrington. Virgin had staff on hand to open the bike loading door and the first four seats next to bike area displayed “Reserved for cyclist”, I was very impressed. The 7 minute connection into the Manchester to Holyhead loco-hauled was sufficient but nobody seemed to notice we needed the dvt to be unlocked for our bikes, eventually the Arriva train manager ambled down and barked that he already had two bikes on board. “Don’t matter” was the response when we pointed out that we had reservations, before he opened up and complained we were delaying the train, a complete contrast to Virgin’s courteous and efficient customer service. Back in Bangor, we rode home after a great holiday.