1 bicycle (No. 6379804)

1 bicycle

Total weight [kg]:

20

Distance: 2538.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Italy, Puglia, Brindisi

From 7 Sep 2020 to 24 Sep 2020

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, West Yorkshire, Leeds

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport category comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you are in need of transporting your bike. You may also use it if you purchased a bicycle online and you need to move it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The best box in which you can transport a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you can ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bike (such as bicycle chain). If you do not have original box, try to find a box that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bicycle in the container the better. Before placing the bike in the box, you may want to detach all the removable elements – such as lights or saddles.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to place them in separate box or enclose them in cardboard and then secure them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding parts (like gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the box after placing the bike in has to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb any shocks during shipping as the bike will be unable to move around inside the box. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to ship your bike, you don’t have to provide the materials needed to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle transportation

Price of bike shipping mostly hinges on how long the route is and the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).