2 bicycles (No. 5410298)

2 bicycles

Total weight [kg]:

20.00

Distance: 1860.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, England, Sidmouth

16 Sep 2020

Delivery address and date

Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Cervia

20 Sep 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subcategory will be useful when you are planning vacation and you are in need of shipping your bicycle. You may also use it if you bought a bicycle online and you have to transport it home. Other typical reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The safest box in which you can ship a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you can transport it without the box but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the bike (like bicycle chain). If you do not have original package, try to find a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bicycle in the box the better. Before you place the bike in the box, you may want to remove all the removable elements – such as lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to place them in smaller box or at least enclose them in cardboard and secure them to the bike frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding parts (for example bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the package after putting your bicycle in ought to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize jolting on the road 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 want to hire a transport provider to ship your bike, you do not need to worry about providing the materials needed to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be transported with maximum care.

Price of bicycle shipping

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly depends on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the loads. Other price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).