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1 bike (No. 6184653)

Total weight [kg]:

15

Distance: 485.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Netherlands, Limburg, Maastricht

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Greater London, London

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you are in need of shipping your bike. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you need to transport it home. Another frequent reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The safest container in which you can transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you can ship it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the vehicle (like bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, try to acquire a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bike in the container, you should remove all the removable elements – for example lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in separate container or at least wrap them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bike frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding parts (such as gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the container after putting the bicycle in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to absorb jostling on the road as 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 search for 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 will be able to take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be shipped as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle shipping

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly hinges on the route length and the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).