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1 bicycle (No. 6994451)

Total weight [kg]:

22

Distance: 830.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Southampton, Southampton

From 8 Dec 2020 to 9 Dec 2020

Delivery address and date

Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate, Zotzenheim

Flexible dates


Bicycles

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

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The best box which you can use to ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike is not brand new, you can transport it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bike (e.g. bicycle gears). 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 you place the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bicycle in the container, you should remove all the mobile elements – e.g. lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in separate container or wrap them in cardboard and then secure them to the bike frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. Any protruding parts (such as gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the box after placing your bike in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to reduce any shocks during shipping because the bike 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 would rather hire a transport provider to transport the bike, you do not have to worry about providing the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bike shipping

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly depends on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is preferred delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).