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1 (No. 6432339)

1

Total weight [kg]:

20

Distance: 545.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Greater London, London

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Amsterdam

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category will be useful when you are planning vacation and you need to ship your bike. You may also use it if you bought a bicycle online and you ought to move it home. Another frequent reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The safest container in which you can transport a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you can transport it without the container but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the bicycle (for example bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, try to acquire a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bicycle in the box the better. Before you place the bike in the package, you should remove all the removable parts – like lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to place them in smaller container or at least wrap them in cardboard and attach them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is a good idea 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 (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the box after placing the bike in should be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb jolting during shipping as the bicycle will be unable to move around in the box. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for a transport provider to transport the bike, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bike shipping

Cost of bike shipping mostly depends on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Other price-defining factor is preferred delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).