1 (No. 4749988)

1

Total weight [kg]:

10.00

Distance: 1457.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Netherlands, North Brabant, Tilburg

29 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Poland, Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Sanok

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subcategory will be useful when you are planning vacation and you need to ship your bicycle. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you have to ship it home. Other frequent reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The safest box in which you can ship a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you may transport it without the box but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (for example bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, try to find a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bike in the package the better. Before placing the bike in the box, you should detach all the mobile elements – such as lights or saddles.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to place them in smaller box or enclose them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding elements (like bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the container after placing your bike in ought to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to minimize jostling on the road because the bicycle will be unable to move around in the box. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to ship the bike, you do not need to worry about providing the materials needed to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be moved with maximum care.

Price of bike shipping

Cost of bike shipping mostly hinges on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).