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1 bicycle (No. 6445643)

1 bicycle

Total weight [kg]:

20

Distance: 1449.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Greater London, London

From 17 Aug 2020 to 20 Aug 2020

Delivery address and date

Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Bologna

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category will be useful when you are planning a trip and you are in need of shipping your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you want to transport it home. Another 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 box which you can use to ship a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you may ship it without the box but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the vehicle (such as bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, make sure that you will find a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bicycle in the container, you may want to remove all the mobile parts – like lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to store them in smaller package or at least enclose them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding elements (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the box after putting your bicycle in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb jostling on the road as the bicycle will be unable to move around in the packaging. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to ship the bike, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be transported with maximum care.

Cost of bike transportation

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