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Purpose-built Bikeshuttle trailer

The launch in two weeks time (May 5) of a scheduled bike transportation service, Bikeshuttle, from the UK to Geneva may give bikers who had booked motorail services through Railsavers some glimmer of hope in still being able to tour Europe this summer.

Bikeshuttle offers a real alternative to bikers wanting to eliminate the endless motorway miles between their home and central Europe. Their bikes are safely and securely transported in bespoke lorries overnight through France to Geneva while riders fly there to meet them.

The eleventh hour closure of the AutoSlaap Trein service operated by EETC has left many motorists’ and motorcyclists’ holiday plans dashed. UK travel agency Railsavers, who arranged tickets for British tourists claim 4000 holidaymakers have been affected.

Declan Betts, founder of the new scheduled Bikeshuttle service said: “It must be devastating for people to have their holiday plans ruined and have to make alternative arrangements at the last minute. Closure of the train service makes Bikeshuttle the only overland scheduled service left for bikers who want to tour central Europe without the motorway slog.

“Being our launch year, we’re not yet at full capacity on our weekly service and do still have availability on some weeks to potentially help out any bikers left stranded by this train closure announcement. People can call us for more information on 07870 150402, or visit,” said Declan.

Bikeshuttle is the only scheduled service transporting motorbikes from the UK to central Europe. Bikes are stowed securely onto purpose-built trailers and driven through the night to arrive the following morning. Helmets and clothing are also transported. Bikers then fly out from their preferred airport to Geneva where their bike will be waiting for them.

Motorcyclists affected by the closure of the AutoSlaap service and who booked tickets through Railsavers should contact Bikeshuttle in the first instance to check availability this summer.


Image is of the Bikeshuttle purpose-built trailer transporting motorbikes between the UK and Europe each week. For alternative pictures please email Jane Brodie

About Bikeshuttle

Independently owned by business entrepreneur and biker Declan Betts, Bikeshuttle will be operating a weekly scheduled motorcycle transportation service from 2015 from the UK to Geneva from May to September. Riders fly out to Geneva at their own expense to be reunited with their bikes, ready to enjoy the open roads of central Europe. More information at

For more information contact:

Declan Betts on 07860 668587
Or PR consultant Jane Brodie on 07812 491954 or 01327 830625 or email

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