2 bicycles (No. 5803839)

2 bicycles

Total weight [kg]:

16

Distance: 499.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Netherlands, Limburg, Heerlen

31 Mar 2020

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Greater London, London

8 Apr 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport section comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you need to transport your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you ought to transport it home. Another common reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The best container in which you can ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you can transport it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the bike (such as bicycle chain). If you do not have original box, try to find a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bicycle in the box the better. Before you place the bicycle in the package, you should detach all the mobile elements – such as lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to store them in separate box or enclose them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. Any protruding elements (such as gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the package after placing the bicycle in ought to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to minimize any shocks during transportation because the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the container. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bike transportation

Cost of bike transportation mostly hinges on the route length and the size and weight of the bikes. Other price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).