3 bicycles (No. 5885874)

3 bicycles

Total weight [kg]:

60

Distance: 918.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, England, London

29 Jun 2020

Delivery address and date

Ireland, Kerry, Killarney

3 Jul 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport category will be useful when you are planning vacation and you are in need of shipping your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you ought to transport it home. Other common reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The best container which you can use to ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you may transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the vehicle (for example bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, try to find a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bike in the package, you may want to remove all the removable parts – such as lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in smaller package or wrap them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore 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 centimeters. All of the protruding elements (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the container after placing your bike in should be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to minimize jostling during transportation because the bicycle will be unable to move around in the packaging. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you don’t have to provide the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle transportation

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