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2 bicycles and small bag (90 euro budget) (No. 5572935)

Total weight [kg]:

18

Distance: 1848.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, South Yorkshire, Doncaster

From 7 Dec 2019 to 9 Dec 2019

Delivery address and date

Poland, Masovian Voivodeship, Żyrardów

Flexible dates


Bicycles

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

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The safest container in which you can transport a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you can transport it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, try to find a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bike in the container the better. Before you place the bike in the box, you may want to remove all the mobile parts – e.g. lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to store them in smaller package or at least wrap them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to 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 elements (such as bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the package after putting the bike in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to absorb any shocks during shipping because the bike will not be able to move around in the box. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to ship the bike, you do not have to provide the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be moved with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Price of bike transportation mostly hinges on the route length and the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).