1 rower (No. 5867435)

1 rower

Total weight [kg]:

20

Distance: 2046.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, England, Leicester

3 Jul 2020

Delivery address and date

Poland, Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Buszkowiczki

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you need to ship your vehicle. You may also use it if you purchased a bicycle online and you ought to transport it home. Other frequent reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The best container which you can use to ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you may ship it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the bicycle (e.g. bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will find a box that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bike in the package the better. Before placing the bicycle in the box, you should detach all the mobile parts – like lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to store them in smaller container or at least wrap them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding parts (like bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the container after putting your bike in should be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to reduce jostling during transportation because the bicycle will not be able to move around in the packaging. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to find a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you don’t need 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 often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that your bike will be shipped with maximum care.

Price of bicycle shipping

Price of bicycle transportation mostly depends on the route length as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is chosen unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).