2 (No. 6961370)

2

Total weight [kg]:

35

Distance: 1441.00 km

Pick-up address and date

France, Provence-Alpes-Côte D'azur, Marseille

From 10 Aug 2021 to 12 Aug 2021

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, West Midlands, Birmingham

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport category comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you are in need of shipping your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you want to ship it home. Another frequent reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The best container in which you can transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike is not brand new, you can ship it without the container but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the bike (e.g. bicycle chain). If you do not have original box, make sure that you will acquire a box that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the box the better. Before you place the bike in the package, you may want to detach all the removable parts – for example lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in separate package or enclose them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding parts (such as bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the package after placing your bicycle in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to minimize any shocks during shipping as the bike will be unable to move around inside the packaging. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to transport the bike, you do not have to provide the materials needed to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Price of bike transportation

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