8 (No. 5854798)

8

Total weight [kg]:

100

Distance: 539.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Amsterdam

10 May 2020

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Greater London, London

16 May 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you need to ship your bicycle. You may also use it if you bought a bicycle online and you want to ship it home. Other common reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The best box in which you can ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you may ship it without the box but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the vehicle (such as bicycle chain). If you do not have original box, try to acquire a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the box the better. Before placing the bike in the box, you should detach all the removable parts – for example lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to store them in separate container or wrap them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding parts (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the box after placing the bicycle in should be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to reduce jostling on the road because the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the container. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to find a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you do not have to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle shipping

Cost of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on the route length as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).