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1bike (No. 5153910)

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 transport your bicycle. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you need to move it home. Other frequent reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The safest box in which you can transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you may transport it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (such as bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will find a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bike in the container, you may want to detach all the removable parts – like lights or saddles.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to place them in separate container or at least enclose them in cardboard and attach them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is a good idea 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 (such as bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the box after placing your bicycle in ought to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to reduce jostling on the road because the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the box. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather hire a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be transported with maximum care.

Price of bicycle transportation

Cost of bike transportation mostly depends on the route length as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Other price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).