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1 (No. 6581564)

1

Total weight [kg]:

16

Distance: 218.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Amstelveen

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Belgium, Vlaanderen, Leuven

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport category comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you are in need of transporting your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you ought to ship it home. Another common reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The safest container which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you can ship it without the box but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the bicycle (such as bicycle gears). If you do not have original packaging, try to find a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bicycle in the box the better. Before you place the bike in the container, you should detach all the removable parts – e.g. lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in separate box or enclose them in cardboard and secure 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 wrap should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding parts (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the container after placing the bike in should be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to absorb any shocks during transportation because the bike will be unable to move around inside the box. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to transport the 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. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be moved with maximum care.

Price of bicycle transportation

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