5 bicycles x 5 (No. 7837845)

5 bicycles x 5
5 bicycles
25 kg
Total weight:
125 kg
1038 km
Private person

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Highland, John O' Groats

16 Sep 2021

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, City Of Bristol, Bristol

From 17 Sep 2021 to 18 Sep 2021

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Bicycle transport subcategory comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you need to transport your bicycle. You may also use it if you bought a bicycle online and you want to transport it home. Another common reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The safest container which you can use to ship a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you can transport it without the packaging but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the bike (such as bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, try to acquire a box that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bike in the box, you should remove all the removable elements – e.g. lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in separate box or enclose them in cardboard and secure them to the bike frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. Any protruding parts (such as gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the package after putting your bicycle in should be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb jolting during transportation as the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the container. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you don’t have to provide the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle transportation

Price of bicycle transportation mostly hinges on how long the route is and the size and weight of the loads. Other price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).