Total weight [kg]:12.00
Distance: 754.00 km
Bike transport category comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you need to ship your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you want to move it home. Another common reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.
Getting the bicycle ready for shipping
The safest container which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you may ship it without the packaging but you risk damaging more fragile parts of the bicycle (such as bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, try to acquire a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bike in the box the better. Before you place the bicycle in the box, you may want to remove all the removable parts – like lights or saddles. Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in smaller box or at least enclose them in cardboard and secure them 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 centimeters thick. Any protruding elements (such as bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the package after putting your bicycle in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb jostling on the road because the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the packaging. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape.
If you would rather find a transport provider to ship the bike, you do not need to provide the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be transported as safely as possible.
Price of bicycle shipping
Price of bike shipping mostly depends on the route length as well as the size and weight of the loads. Other price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).
Pick-up address and dateLondon, NW2 1DJ, United Kingdom
From 8 May 2018 to 9 May 2018
Delivery address and dateCrumlin, BT29 4LA, United Kingdom