Total weight [kg]:20.00
Distance: 1130.00 km
Bicycle transport subsection comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you are in need of shipping your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you want to transport it home. Other frequent reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.
Getting the bike ready for shipping
The safest box in which you can transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you may ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (for example bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, make sure that you will find a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bicycle in the box the better. Before you place the bike in the container, you may want to remove all the removable elements – like lights or saddles. After you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in separate container or at least wrap them in cardboard and secure them to the bicycle frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding elements (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the container after putting your bicycle in should be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to minimize jostling during transportation because the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the box. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape.
If you want to search for a transport provider to transport the bike, you don’t have to provide the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be moved as safely as possible.
Cost of bicycle shipping
Cost of bicycle shipping mostly depends on how long the route is and the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).
Pick-up address and dateLondon, United Kingdom
Delivery address and dateToulouse, 31500, France