2 (No. 5150914)

Total weight [kg]:

40

Distance: 122.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Amsterdam

From 15 Apr 2020 to 16 Apr 2020

Delivery address and date

Netherlands, Overijssel, Steenwijkerland

From 15 Apr 2020 to 16 Apr 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you are in need of transporting your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you need to ship it home. Other typical reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The best box which you can use to ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you can ship it without the container but you risk damaging more fragile parts of the bike (like bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, make sure that you will find a box that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bike in the package the better. Before placing the bike in the package, you may want to detach all the removable elements – for example lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in smaller container or at least wrap them in cardboard and then secure them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding elements (for example gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space remaining in the package after placing the bicycle in should be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to absorb jolting during shipping because the bicycle will not be able to move around in the packaging. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to ship your bike, you do not have to provide the materials needed to safely transport your bike – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be moved with maximum care.

Price of bike transportation

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly depends 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).