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2 rowery / bikes with documents (No. 5870721)

Total weight [kg]:

30

Distance: 1633.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Poland, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Kraków

From 20 Feb 2020 to 23 Feb 2020

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Greater London, London

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport category will be useful when you are planning vacation and you need to ship your bike. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you want to move it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The safest 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 you risk damaging more fragile parts of the bicycle (like bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will find a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bike in the box the better. Before you place the bicycle in the container, you may want to remove all the mobile parts – like lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to store them in smaller box or at least enclose them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 centimeters. Any protruding parts (like bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the box after placing your bike in has to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to minimize jostling on the road as the bicycle will not be able to move around in the container. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you do not need to provide the materials needed to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be moved with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle transportation

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