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1 Bicycle (No. 5904719)

Total weight [kg]:

15

Distance: 1094.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Greater London, London

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Germany, Berlin, Berlin

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category will be useful when you are planning vacation and you are in need of transporting your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you need to move it home. Another common reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The safest container in which you can transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you may ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bike (e.g. bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will acquire a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bike in the package the better. Before you place the bicycle in the container, you may want to detach all the mobile parts – like lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in smaller package or enclose them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding parts (such as gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the container after putting the bike in ought to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to minimize jolting during shipping as the bike 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 would rather search for a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you do not need to provide the materials needed 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 moved with maximum care.

Price of bike transportation

Cost of bike shipping mostly hinges 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).