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1 bicycle in an Evoc bikebox of 28kg and a cardboard box of 11kg (No. 7469466)

Total weight [kg]:

28

Distance: 940.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Greater London, London

24 Feb 2021

Delivery address and date

France, Bretagne, Douarnenez

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport section comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you need to transport your vehicle. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you want to transport it home. Another common 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 best box in which you can transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you can ship it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the bike (such as bicycle gears). If you do not have original packaging, try to acquire a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bike in the package the better. Before placing the bicycle in the box, you may want to detach all the removable elements – e.g. lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to store them in separate box or wrap them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore 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. All of the protruding elements (like bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the package after putting your bicycle in should be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize any shocks during shipping as the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the box. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you do not need to provide the materials needed to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bicycle will be transported with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle shipping

Price of bike transportation mostly hinges on the route length and the size and weight of the cargo. Other price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).