7 (No. 6597811)

7

Total weight [kg]:

175

Distance: 874.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Hertfordshire, Watford

2 Jun 2021

Delivery address and date

Ireland, Cork, Clonakilty

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport section comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you need to ship your bike. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you want to transport it home. Another common reason for posting a listing in Bicycle 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 transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you may transport it without the box but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (such as bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, try to find a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bike in the container the better. Before you place the bicycle in the box, you should detach all the removable elements – such as lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in smaller container or enclose them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to 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 parts (such as gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the box after putting your bicycle in has to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to reduce any shocks during transportation as the bike will be unable to move around in the box. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to transport your bike, you do not have to provide the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle shipping

Cost of bike transportation mostly depends on how long the route is and the size and weight of the bikes. Other price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).