1 (No. 4849350)

1

Total weight [kg]:

11.00

Distance: 1118.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Netherlands, Utrecht, Houten

20 Sep 2019

Delivery address and date

Poland, Silesian Voivodeship, Bytom

21 Sep 2019


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you need to transport your vehicle. You may also use it if you purchased a bicycle online and you need to ship it home. Another typical reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The best container in which you can transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you can ship it without the packaging but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (for example bicycle gears). If you do not have original box, try to find a box that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bicycle in the box the better. Before placing the bike in the container, you may want to remove all the removable elements – for example lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in smaller container or at least wrap them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 centimeters. Any protruding parts (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space remaining in the container after placing the bike in ought to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize jostling during transportation as the bike will be unable to move around inside the container. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials needed to safely transport your bike – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle transportation

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