1 bike (No. 5896421)

Total weight [kg]:

17

Distance: 1186.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Netherlands, Noord-Brabant, Eindhoven

From 8 Mar 2020 to 31 Mar 2020

Delivery address and date

Poland, Masovian Voivodeship, Warsaw

From 15 Mar 2020 to 30 Apr 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport section comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you are in need of shipping your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you have to move it home. Another common reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The safest box in which you can ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you may transport it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the vehicle (such as bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, try to acquire a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bicycle in the package, you should detach all the mobile parts – such as lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in separate container or at least enclose them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding elements (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the box after placing your bike in has to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to reduce jostling during shipping because the bike will not be able to move around in the box. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for a transport provider to transport your bike, you don’t need to provide the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be moved with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle shipping

Price of bike shipping mostly hinges on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Other price-defining factor is chosen unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).