1 (No. 6912740)

1

Total weight [kg]:

9

Distance: 2605.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Greater London, London

1 Aug 2021

Delivery address and date

Estonia, Harju County, Tallinn

Flexible dates


Bicycles

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

Preparing a bike for shipping

The safest container in which you can ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you can transport it without the container but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the bike (for example bicycle gears). If you do not have original box, make sure that you will acquire a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bicycle in the box, you may want to detach all the mobile elements – like lights or saddles.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to store them in separate package or wrap them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding elements (for example gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the container after putting the bike in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to reduce jolting during transportation as the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the box. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to ship the bike, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials needed 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 assure that your bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Price of bike transportation

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