14 bicycles (No. 5762730)

14 bicycles

Total weight [kg]:

140

Distance: 539.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Amsterdam

21 Jun 2020

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Greater London, London

25 Jun 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection will be useful when you are planning a trip and you need to ship your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you ought to ship it home. Other frequent 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 best container which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you can transport it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (for example bicycle chain). If you do not have original box, try to find a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bike in the container the better. Before you place the bicycle in the box, you should remove all the removable elements – like lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to store them in smaller container or wrap them in cardboard and attach them to the bike frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding elements (like bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the container after placing the bicycle in should be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb any shocks during shipping because the bike will be unable to move around in the box. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials needed to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be transported with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Cost of bicycle shipping mostly depends on the route length and the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is preferred delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).