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1 bicycle (No. 6664530)

Total weight [kg]:

35

Distance: 543.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam

14 Oct 2020

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, England, London

19 Oct 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection will be useful when you are planning vacation and you need to transport your bike. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you have to move it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The safest container in which you can transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you may ship it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (e.g. bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, try to acquire a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the box the better. Before you place the bike in the package, you should detach all the mobile elements – e.g. lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to place them in smaller package or wrap them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bike frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 centimeters thick. Any protruding parts (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the container after placing the bicycle in has to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to absorb any shocks on the road because the bike will be unable to move around in the box. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you do not need to worry about providing the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be moved with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle transportation

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