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7 (No. 4604717)

7

Total weight [kg]:

100.00

Distance: 341.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Castlewellan

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Ireland, County Limerick, Limerick

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection will be useful when you are planning vacation and you need to ship your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you have to ship it home. Other frequent reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The best box in which you can ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you may ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the vehicle (for example bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, make sure that you will acquire a box that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bicycle in the box, you should detach all the removable elements – like lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in separate container or enclose them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bike frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 centimeters thick. Any protruding elements (such as bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the package after putting your bicycle in should be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize any shocks on the road as the bicycle will not be able to move around in the packaging. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to ship the bike, you don’t need to provide the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be moved with maximum care.

Price of bike transportation

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly depends on how long the route is 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).