Total weight [kg]:20.00
Distance: 914.00 km
Bike transport category will be useful when you are going on vacation and you are in need of transporting your bicycle. You may also use it if you purchased a bicycle online and you ought to transport it home. Other typical reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.
Preparing a bicycle for shipping
The safest box in which you can transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you may ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (such as bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, try to acquire a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bike in the box the better. Before you place the bicycle in the container, you should remove all the mobile parts – like lights or saddles. After you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in smaller package or enclose them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bike frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding parts (like bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space remaining in the container after putting your bike in ought to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to reduce jostling during shipping as the bicycle will not be able to move around in the container. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape.
If you would rather hire a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you don’t have to provide the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be shipped with maximum care.
Cost of bicycle shipping
Cost of bike transportation mostly hinges on the route length and the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is chosen unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).
Pick-up address and dateInverness, IV1 1PJ, United Kingdom
18 May 2018
Delivery address and dateLondon, United Kingdom