8 road bicycles (No. 5861143)

8 road bicycles

Total weight [kg]:

90

Distance: 534.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Amsterdam

From 10 May 2020 to 15 May 2020

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, England, London

Flexible dates


Bicycles

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

Preparing a bike for shipping

The safest box which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you may ship it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (e.g. bicycle gears). If you do not have original packaging, make sure that you will find a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bike in the box, you may want to detach all the removable elements – e.g. lights or saddles.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to store them in separate package or at least enclose them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding parts (for example bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the package after putting the bicycle in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to minimize jolting during transportation because the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the container. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to search for a transport provider to ship the bike, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Price of bike transportation

Price of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on how long the route is and the size and weight of the loads. Other price-defining factor is chosen unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).