2 (No. 6396252)

2

Total weight [kg]:

30

Distance: 2437.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Poland, Masovian Voivodeship, Radom

22 Oct 2020

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Antrim

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport category comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you need to ship your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you need to move it home. Another typical reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The safest container which you can use to ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you can ship it without the container but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (for example bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will acquire a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bike in the box, you should detach all the mobile elements – such as lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in separate package or at least enclose them in cardboard and then attach them to the bicycle frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding parts (such as bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the container after placing the bike in should be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to reduce jostling during transportation because 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 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 will be able to do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be moved as safely as possible.

Price of bike transportation

Cost of bicycle shipping mostly depends on the route length and the size and weight of the loads. Other price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).