5 bicyles (No. 4733100)

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, Greater London, London

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you are in need of shipping your bike. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you want to move it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The best container in which you can transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you may ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bike (for example bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, make sure that you will acquire a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bicycle in the box, you may want to remove all the removable elements – such as lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to place them in separate package or at least enclose them in cardboard and then attach them to the bicycle frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding elements (like gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the package after placing the bike in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb jolting during transportation because the bike will not be able to move around inside the box. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for a transport provider to transport your bike, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be transported as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle shipping

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