4 (No. 7132941)

4

Total weight [kg]:

70

Distance: 1821.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Poland, Masovian Voivodeship, Warsaw

16 Aug 2021

Delivery address and date

France, Centre-Val De Loire, Tours

From 18 Aug 2021 to 5 Sep 2021


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you need to ship your bike. You may also use it if you purchased a bicycle online and you want to ship it home. Other typical reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The best container which you can use to ship a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you may ship it without the container but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, try to find a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bike in the package the better. Before placing the bicycle in the package, 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 wrap them in cardboard and secure them to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding parts (for example bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the box after placing your bike in ought to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to reduce jostling during shipping as the bike will be unable to move around in the packaging. 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 don’t need to worry about providing the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be shipped with maximum care.

Price of bicycle transportation

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