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1 (No. 5871352)

1

Total weight [kg]:

30

Distance: 1214.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Netherlands, North Brabant, Tilburg

21 Mar 2020

Delivery address and date

Poland, Masovian Voivodeship, Warsaw

22 Mar 2020


Bicycles

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

Getting the bicycle ready for transportation

The safest container in which you can ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you may ship it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (such as bicycle chain). If you do not have original package, make sure that you will acquire a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bike in the package the better. Before placing the bike in the package, you should detach all the mobile elements – e.g. lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to store them in separate box or wrap them in cardboard and then attach them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. Any protruding parts (for example gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the package after placing the bike in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to reduce jolting during shipping because the bike will be unable to move around in the box. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials needed to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be moved as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly hinges on the route length and the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).