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2 Men's Bicycles (No. 6204885)

Total weight [kg]:

35

Distance: 674.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Netherlands, Groningen, Groningen

From 11 Jun 2020 to 13 Jun 2020

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, England, London

From 13 Jun 2020 to 16 Jun 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport category comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you are in need of transporting your bicycle. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you ought to move it home. Another common reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The safest box in which you can ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you can transport it without the packaging but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the vehicle (such as bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, 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 container the better. Before placing the bicycle in the container, you may want to remove all the removable elements – like lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in smaller box or at least wrap them in cardboard and secure them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding parts (like bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the package after putting your bicycle in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to absorb jostling on the road as the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the container. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to hire a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials needed to safely transport your bike – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bike transportation

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 unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).