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1 bicycle (No. 5463314)

1 bicycle

Total weight [kg]:

8

Distance: 1543.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Poland, Masovian Voivodeship, Warsaw

31 Jan 2020

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, England, Dover

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you need to transport your bicycle. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you need to move it home. Other frequent reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The safest box which you can use to ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you may transport it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bike (such as bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, try to acquire a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bike in the box, you should remove all the mobile parts – for example lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in separate package or enclose them in cardboard and then secure them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 centimeters. Any protruding elements (like bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free 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 reduce jolting during transportation because the bicycle will not be able to move around in the packaging. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to transport your bike, you do not have to worry about providing the materials needed to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be transported with maximum care.

Cost of bike transportation

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