1 (No. 6481645)

1

Total weight [kg]:

20

Distance: 1164.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Haarlemmermeer

13 Nov 2020

Delivery address and date

Poland, Silesian Voivodeship, Katowice

7 Dec 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory will be useful when you are planning a trip and you need to ship your bike. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you ought to ship it home. Other common reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The best container which you can use to transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you may transport it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bike (like bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will find a box that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bike in the container, you should detach all the removable parts – like lights or saddles.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in separate container or at least enclose them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding elements (such as gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the container after putting the bicycle in should be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb any shocks during transportation because the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the container. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be moved with maximum care.

Price of bike transportation

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