2bicycles (No. 5900602)

2bicycles

Total weight [kg]:

50

Distance: 694.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Northamptonshire, Kettering

From 5 Mar 2020 to 5 Jun 2020

Delivery address and date

Ireland, County Galway, Cathair Na Gaillimhe

9 Jun 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory will be useful when you are going on a trip and you need to ship your bicycle. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you have to transport it home. Another typical reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The safest container which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you can ship it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the vehicle (like bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, make sure that you will acquire a box that is 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 bike in the container, you should remove all the removable elements – like 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 then secure the elements to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. Any protruding elements (like bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the box after putting the bicycle in has to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to absorb any shocks during shipping as the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the container. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to transport the bike, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Price of bike shipping

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