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1 bicycle (No. 6671064)

Total weight [kg]:

12

Distance: 536.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Belgium, Flanders, Mechelen

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Hampshire, Ringwood

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category will be useful when you are planning vacation and you need to ship your bike. You may also use it if you bought a bicycle online and you ought to move it home. Another frequent reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

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

If you decide to hire a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you do not have to provide the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be transported with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly depends on the route length and the size and weight of the bikes. Other price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).