3 rowery (No. 5874821)

3 rowery

Total weight [kg]:

50

Distance: 2267.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Scotland, Glasgow City

10 Apr 2020

Delivery address and date

Poland, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Hel

18 Apr 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you are in need of transporting your bike. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you ought to transport it home. Another common reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subcategory is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The best box which you can use to transport a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike is not brand new, you can ship it without the packaging but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (like bicycle chain). If you do not have original box, make sure that you will find a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bike in the box the better. Before you place the bicycle in the box, you may want to remove all the mobile parts – such as lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to place them in separate box or at least enclose them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. Any protruding parts (such as bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the container after placing your bicycle in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb jostling during transportation because the bike will not be able to move around inside the container. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you do not need to provide the materials needed to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be moved with maximum care.

Price of bike shipping

Cost of bike transportation mostly depends on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).