1 Fahhrrad (No. 6444085)

1 Fahhrrad

Total weight [kg]:

30

Distance: 875.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Lower Saxony, Wilhelmshaven

11 Sep 2020

Delivery address and date

Switzerland, Thurgau, Wängi

25 Sep 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you are in need of shipping your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you ought to ship it home. Another frequent reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The safest box which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you can ship it without the packaging but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the bike (e.g. bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, try to acquire a box that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the box the better. Before placing the bike in the container, you should detach all the removable parts – such as lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to place them in separate container or at least enclose them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding parts (such as bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the package after placing the bicycle in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to reduce any shocks on the road because the bike will be unable to move around inside the box. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to hire a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you do not have to worry about providing the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Cost of bike transportation

Cost of bike transportation mostly hinges on the route length as well as the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).