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Other Vehicles, Bicycles Listed: 2018-06-24 18:18

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(No. 2879556)
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Total weight [kg]:

12.00

Distance: 1830.00 km

Bicycles

Bicycle transport subcategory comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you need to ship your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you ought to transport it home. Other frequent reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The safest container which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you may ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (e.g. bicycle chain). If you do not have original package, make sure that you will acquire a box that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bicycle in the package, you may want to detach all the mobile parts – like lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in smaller box or enclose them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding elements (such as gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the container after putting the bicycle in should be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to absorb jolting during transportation as the bike will not be able to move around inside the packaging. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather hire a transport provider to ship the bike, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Price of bike shipping

Price of bike shipping mostly depends on how long the route is and the size and weight of the bikes. Other price-defining factor is preferred delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price). 

Pick-up address and date

Płośnica, 13-206, Poland

26 Jun 2018

Delivery address and date

Tamworth, United Kingdom

Flexible dates