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1 bike (No. 6731747)

Total weight [kg]:

13

Distance: 279.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Rutland, Oakham

10 Nov 2020

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Kent, Margate

12 Nov 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection will be useful when you are going on vacation and you are in need of shipping your bike. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you want to move it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The safest container in which you can transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you can transport it without the packaging but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (such as bicycle gears). If you do not have original box, make sure that you will acquire a box that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bicycle in the package, you may want to detach all the removable parts – for example lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in separate box or wrap them in cardboard and then attach them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding elements (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the box after putting your bike in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb jostling on the road as the bicycle will be unable to move around in the packaging. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to find a transport provider to transport your bike, you don’t need to provide the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bike shipping

Price of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on how long the route is and the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).