1 (No. 5034134)

1

Total weight [kg]:

30.00

Distance: 2088.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Poland, Swietokrzyskie, Kielce

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Wales, Aberystwyth

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection will be useful when you are going on a trip and you are in need of transporting your bike. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you want to ship it home. Another common reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for transportation

The best container in which you can transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you may ship it without the packaging but you risk damaging more fragile parts of the bike (like bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, try to find a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bicycle in the box the better. Before placing the bicycle in the container, you may want to detach all the removable parts – for example lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to place them in separate package or at least enclose them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding elements (for example gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the package after placing your bicycle in should be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to reduce any shocks on the road as the bike will not be able to move around in the container. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you do not need to provide the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that your bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle shipping

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