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12 (No. 5832474)

12

Total weight [kg]:

100

Distance: 380.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Amsterdam

23 Jun 2020

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Essex, Epping

25 Jun 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category will be useful when you are planning a trip and you are in need of transporting your bike. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you want to ship it home. Another typical reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The safest container in which you can transport a bike 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 vehicle (such as bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, make sure that you will acquire a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bike in the container, you should detach all the removable parts – such as lights or saddles.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in separate box or enclose them in cardboard and then secure them to the bike frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding parts (such as bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the package after placing the bike in ought to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to reduce jostling on the road as the bike will be unable to move around in the packaging. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to search for a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you don’t have to provide the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bike transportation

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