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1 (No. 6449841)

1

Total weight [kg]:

15

Distance: 576.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

From 1 Sep 2020 to 9 Sep 2020

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge

From 1 Sep 2020 to 16 Sep 2020


Bicycles

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

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The safest container in which you can ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you may transport it without the box but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the bike (like bicycle gears). If you do not have original package, make sure that you will find a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bicycle in the container, you should remove all the mobile elements – such as lights or saddles.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to place them in smaller container or wrap them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding elements (like gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the box after putting the bicycle in ought to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to absorb jolting during shipping because the bike will not be able to move around in the packaging. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather hire a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you do not need to worry about providing the materials needed to safely transport your bike – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bicycle will be moved with maximum care.

Price of bike shipping

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