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PremierLeague-News.Com - A courier service will deliver your luggage at a price for Glastonbury Festival cyclist ticketholders
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Glastonbury festivalgoers are being encouraged to travel by bike as the iconic event faces travel chaos amid this week’s rail strikes.Crowds are returning to the Worthy Farm site for the first time in three years after the coronavirus pandemic forced organisers to cancel twice.Sir Paul McCartney, Billie Eilish and rapper Kendrick Lamar will perform on its famous Pyramid stage while Diana Ross will fill the Sunday teatime legends slot.However, festivalgoers will face difficulties arriving at the site.Great Western Railway (GWR) confirmed there will be limited services through Castle Cary, the nearest station to the event, from June 21-25, as a result of the RMT union industrial action.With only 30 per cent of services operating on strike days, Castle Cary, normally the transit point for thousands of festivalgoers, is only accessible on the Exeter to London route, which runs through Taunton.Glastonbury organisers are encouraging people to cycle to the festival, as part of its continued commitment to reducing audience transport CO2 emissions.The site is only a few miles to the south of Route 3 on the National Cycle Network, which runs between Glastonbury and Wells.The Bike To Glasto scheme provides users with a bicycle lockup and access to a cyclists’ campsite.Cyclists may only be able to carry a limited amount of lightweight essential items for the long weekend. However, they can pay £15 for a return luggage delivery service from pre-arranged drop off sites around Somerset and Bristol. Luggage must weigh no more than 30kg or it will be left behind.A courier service is also available to pick up bags direct from home addresses and deliver them to the site.The Glastonbury website also asks those driving to join in their pledge to cut emissions by car sharing. Facebook car share groups are connecting people seeking rail alternatives. A festival parking pass costs £50, with car parks opening from Tuesday night.Tickeholders have plotted ingenious round-Britain journeys combining coach, cars and buses to get to Worthy Farm. But international attendees due to fly in have complained that they are reliant on trains and will be stranded.GWR is warning people to expect severe disruption and to only travel by rail if absolutely necessary.The train operator said: “GWR will operate as many trains as possible during the strike action however, most train services will be affected on the days announced.
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.”For those who find the disruption impossible to negotiate there is the option of staying at home and enjoying the BBC’s extensive live TV and digital coverage instead.Revellers can expect to be greeted with warm weather on Wednesday and Thursday before temperatures fall over the weekend with some showers expected.A spokesman for the Met Office said: “On Wednesday there will be highs of around 24 degrees and high UV levels throughout, so a bit of a warm start to the festival.“It will be similar again on Thursday. It will stay dry with sunshine throughout the day and temperatures a little bit higher so 25 or 26 degrees possibly and high UV levels.“It will be a nice and warm start to the festival but it does look like we will start to see changes in the weather from Friday and into the weekend.“There will be an increase in the risk of showers. Temperatures will start to come down to about 20 or 21 degrees as we go through Friday and into the weekend.“But when we get the sunshine it will still feel pleasant, but an increase in the risk of showers particularly into the weekend.”
For those driving, the festival recommends the following routes: • From south London: M3 then A303 and A37. (Sat Nav TA11 7DP). • From Swindon: M4 then A350 onto the A361. (Sat Nav BA4 4LY). • From the North East: A1 or M1, M25 to M3 (Junction 12), then A303 and A37. (Sat Nav TA11 7DP) • From the Midlands: Preferably M40 and A34 to A303 and A37. (Sat Nav TA11 7DP) • From the North West: M6, M5 to A39 (Junction 23) then A361. (Sat Nav BA6 9XE) • From Wales: M4, M5 to A39 (as above). (Sat Nav BA6 9XE) • For more local traffic use the A37 North or A361 East. (Sat Nav BA4 4LY)
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