1 (No. 6380628)

1

Total weight [kg]:

10

Distance: 877.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Aberdeen City, Aberdeen

30 Sep 2020

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Greater London, London

2 Oct 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you are in need of transporting your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you want to ship it home. Other frequent reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The best container in which you can transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you may transport it without the container but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the bike (such as bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, try to acquire a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bike in the package the better. Before you place the bike in the box, you should remove all the mobile elements – such as lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to store them in separate box or at least wrap them in cardboard and secure them to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding elements (like bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the container after putting the bike in ought to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to absorb jostling during transportation 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 decide to hire a transport provider to ship the bike, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle shipping

Price of bike transportation mostly hinges on the route length as well as the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).