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3 Bicycles (No. 5728426)

3 Bicycles

Total weight [kg]:

75

Distance: 2146.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Perth And Kinross, Perth

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

France, Provence-Alpes-Côte D'azur, Nice

3 Jul 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category will be useful when you are going on a trip and you are in need of transporting your bike. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you need to ship it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for transportation

The best box which you can use to ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you can ship it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (e.g. bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, make sure that you will find a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bicycle in the container the better. Before placing the bicycle in the package, you should detach all the removable elements – like lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in smaller package or at least wrap them in cardboard and secure them to the bike frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding elements (such as bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the box after placing the bicycle in should be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to reduce jostling on the road because the bike will be unable to move around in the container. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to transport your bike, you don’t need to provide the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be transported with maximum care.

Cost of bike transportation

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly depends on how long the route is and the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).