1 bicycle (No. 5841669)

1 bicycle

Total weight [kg]:

15

Distance: 1184.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, England, Hounslow

15 May 2020

Delivery address and date

Germany, Bavaria, Munich

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you need to ship your bike. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you ought to transport it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The safest box in which you can transport a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you can ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the bike (like bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, make sure that you will find a box that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the package the better. Before placing the bicycle in the box, you should remove all the mobile parts – like lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in separate package or wrap them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bike 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 cm thick. Any protruding parts (like bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the container after putting your bicycle in should be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to minimize jolting during transportation because the bike will be unable to move around inside the box. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be shipped as safely as possible.

Price of bike shipping

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