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1 (No. 5745286)

1

Total weight [kg]:

11

Distance: 645.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Cardiff, Cardiff

From 7 Mar 2020 to 28 Mar 2020

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you need to transport your bike. You may also use it if you purchased a bicycle online and you have to move it home. Another common reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The best box in which you can ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you can transport it without the container but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (such as bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, try to find a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bike in the package the better. Before you place the bike in the package, you may want to detach all the removable parts – like lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to place them in separate package or at least wrap them in cardboard and then attach them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding elements (such as bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the container after putting the bike in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to minimize jolting during shipping because the bicycle will be unable to move around in the packaging. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to find a transport provider to transport the bike, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Price of bike transportation mostly depends on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is preferred delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).