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1bike (No. 5080842)

1bike

Total weight [kg]:

10

Distance: 866.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, England, Leeds

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you need to ship your bike. You may also use it if you bought a bicycle online and you have to ship it home. Other frequent reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The best container which you can use to ship a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you may transport it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bike (like bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, make sure that you will acquire a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bicycle in the package, you should detach all the removable elements – e.g. lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in separate container or wrap them in cardboard and then attach them to the bicycle 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 cm thick. Any protruding parts (for example bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the package after placing your bike in should be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to minimize jostling during transportation because the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the box. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to search for a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you do not have to provide the materials needed to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be shipped with maximum care.

Price of bike shipping

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