1 bike (No. 5571103)

Total weight [kg]:

15.00

Distance: 540.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam

21 Jan 2020

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Greater London, London

27 Jan 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport section will be useful when you are going on vacation and you are in need of shipping your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you have to move it home. Another frequent reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The safest box which you can use to transport a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you can transport it without the packaging but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the bike (such as bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, try to acquire a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bicycle in the box, you may want to remove all the mobile elements – such as lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in smaller package or at least enclose them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding elements (such as gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the container after putting the bike in has to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to minimize jolting during transportation because the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the box. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to search for a transport provider to transport your bike, you do not need to provide the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be moved as safely as possible.

Price of bike transportation

Cost of bike shipping mostly hinges on the route length and the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is preferred delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).