I have been to Ireland with my bike to participate in a BRM qualification for the PBP 2019.
Here is my bike, the day of departure.
I tied a roll of stretch wrap, found in a local store, on the handlebars.
On the baggage rack, I placed the cardboard that will be used to protect the bike all around, once at the airport.
I settled in the airport near the baggage check and unfolded the cardboard on the ground, put my bike on it and closed the box.
I then packed everything in the stretch wrap as shown in the picture below.
To make this package, you need tape and a small knife that you will put careffuly in a luggage of the bike because you will need to return.
Same note for the stretch wrap roll that you can see on the picture above on the luggage rack.
You also need a nice person who has the time to help you to hold the bike (there are many nice person in the airports) while you turn around with the stretch wrap .
Count an hour to pack.
Unfortunately, the day before the BRM in Ireland, the weather announced a Yellow Warning, translate a storm with masses of polar air.
The event was therefore canceled but I still made part of the course despite the very variable weather, sun, rain, grelon, snow ... as evidenced by the following picture.
I also took advantage of my free time to take the train with my bike and go to the south of Ireland.
It is recommended to book online for your bike as there are only two places available for bikes throughout the train.
The coach that accepts the bikes is at the beginning or the end of the train and is marked with a bicycle sticker as shown in the following photo.
The train is very comfortable for travelers but also for bicycle as shown on the picture below.