Hi, I'm new to the forum so apologies if I'm asking daft questions that are covered elsewhere. I've got LM Great Escape tickets for Saturday November the 5th, I'll be starting from Crewe and my son and daughter will join the train at Nuneaton (I've posted the tickets to them just in case there's a ticket check at Nuneaton). My journey starts at Blackpool but I want to make an early start so I'll be riding my bike to Preston and plan to get the 06:17 to Crewe. First question - am I right in thinking that a walk-on return to Stockport is valid for a Preston-Crewe journey? Am I likely to get challenged? (saves me over £9 so well worth it). Second - a few years ago I used to travel in First on Virgin at weekends using a Standard Open. Is this concession still available and is it the Anytime Return I need? I recall something about having to 'approach the Train Manager' - is that really necessary or do I just take a seat? As the price difference for an Anytime on this ticket is only £4 I might as well go in First! Finally - are there any LM services between Nuneaton/Euston that are best avoided, e.g. crowded? I know the Great Escape might distort normal patterns but I'm planning to get the 09:02 outward from Nuneaton, and the 16:46 back from Euston. Ta!