1 Fahrrad (No. 7250614)

1 Fahrrad

Total weight [kg]:

15

Distance: 1228.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Bochum

From 2 Jun 2021 to 5 Jun 2021

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Scotland, Glasgow City

6 Jun 2021


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you need to transport your bicycle. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you want to ship it home. Other typical reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The best box which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you can transport it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the vehicle (for example bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will acquire a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bicycle in the box, you should detach all the removable parts – for example lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to place them in separate container or at least enclose them in cardboard and then attach them to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding parts (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the package after placing the bicycle in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to minimize any shocks on the road as the bike will not be able to move around inside the box. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to hire a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you don’t have to provide the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bike shipping

Cost of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on the route length as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Other price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).