6 (No. 5655499)

6

Total weight [kg]:

40

Distance: 1182.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Kent, Sevenoaks

30 May 2020

Delivery address and date

Italy, Lombardy, Bormio

5 Jun 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport section will be useful when you are going on vacation and you are in need of transporting your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you want to ship it home. Another common reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The best box in which you can ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you may transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the bicycle (such as bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, try to acquire a box that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bicycle in the box the better. Before placing the bicycle in the package, you should remove all the mobile elements – for example lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to store them in separate box or enclose them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding parts (like bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the package after putting your bike in should be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to absorb jostling during shipping as the bike will be unable to move around inside the container. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to ship the bike, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be transported with maximum care.

Price of bike transportation

Price of bike transportation mostly depends on the route length as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Other price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).