1 RACE BIKE (No. 5682126)

1 RACE BIKE

Total weight [kg]:

8.8

Distance: 1646.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, England, London

From 27 Jul 2020 to 29 Jul 2020

Delivery address and date

Poland, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Gdynia

From 31 Jul 2020 to 1 Aug 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category will be useful when you are going on a trip and you need to ship your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you ought to transport it home. Other common reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The safest box in which you can ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you can transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the bike (for example bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, try to find a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bicycle in the package the better. Before placing the bike in the container, you may want to detach all the mobile elements – e.g. lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to place them in smaller box or enclose them in cardboard and then secure them to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding elements (for example gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the box after putting your bike in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to minimize jostling during transportation because the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the container. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle shipping

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