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1 bicycle (No. 4834760)

1 bicycle

Total weight [kg]:

18.00

Distance: 311.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Ireland, County Dublin, Dublin

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, England, Manchester

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport section comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you need to transport your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you have to transport it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The best box which you can use to ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike is not brand new, you may ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the bicycle (for example bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, make sure that you will find a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the box the better. Before placing the bicycle in the container, you should remove all the removable elements – e.g. lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in separate box or enclose them in cardboard and attach them to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding parts (such as gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the box after placing your bicycle in should be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb any shocks during transportation because the bike will be unable to move around in the packaging. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to find a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bike transportation

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