1 rower (No. 4856882)

Total weight [kg]:

20.00

Distance: 1816.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Poland, Opole Voivodeship, Opole

From 17 Sep 2019 to 19 Sep 2019

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Greater Manchester, Swinton

From 19 Sep 2019 to 30 Sep 2019


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category will be useful when you are going on vacation and you need to ship your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you want to transport it home. Other frequent reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The best container which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you can ship it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the bicycle (like bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, try to find a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bike in the package the better. Before you place the bike in the box, you should remove all the mobile elements – like lights or saddles.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in separate box or enclose them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding elements (such as bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the package after placing your bicycle in should be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to reduce jostling during transportation as the bicycle will not be able 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 ship your bike, you do not need to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be moved with maximum care.

Cost of bike transportation

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