1 bicycle (No. 5856296)

1 bicycle

Total weight [kg]:

7

Distance: 787.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Tyne And Wear, Newcastle Upon Tyne

7 Aug 2020

Delivery address and date

Ireland, Cork, Cork

8 Aug 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport category comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you need to ship your vehicle. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you need to move it home. Other typical reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The safest container which you can use to transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike is not brand new, you can ship it without the box but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (e.g. bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will find a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bike in the package the better. Before you place the bicycle in the box, you should remove all the removable elements – e.g. lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in separate package or wrap them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bicycle frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding elements (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the container after placing your bicycle in ought to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to reduce any shocks on the road because the bicycle 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 search for a transport provider to transport your bike, you do not need to provide 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 your bicycle will be moved as safely as possible.

Price of bike transportation

Price of bicycle transportation mostly depends on the route length and the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).