By the time we reached Cahors it was very hot and we
were faced with either a busy and dangerous main road
to Mercues, or a 30km alternative, so we went to the
train station to investigate a train. The train service
has been replaced by a coach.
There were large luggage compartments underneath but
they were divided into bays by partitions just too small
for the bikes. The surly driver wouldn't leave his seat
to help us, despite the fact we were delaying the bus.
We finally tried the compartments on the other side,
which had no partitions and the bikes fitted in easily.