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5 bicyles (No. 4645102)

5 bicyles

Total weight [kg]:

50.00

Distance: 539.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Amsterdam

14 Sep 2019

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, England, London

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport section will be useful when you are going on vacation and you are in need of transporting your bike. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you have to ship it home. Another frequent reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The safest box which you can use to ship a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you can transport it without the box but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (like bicycle chain). If you do not have original box, make sure that you will find a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bike in the container, you should remove all the removable elements – e.g. lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to store them in smaller container or at least enclose them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding elements (such as bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the box after putting the bike in should be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to minimize jolting during transportation because the bicycle will be unable to move around in the packaging. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to hire a transport provider to ship your bike, you do not have to worry about providing the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be moved as safely as possible.

Price of bike transportation

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