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bicycle (No. 2498780)

Total weight [kg]:

15

Distance: 551.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Amsterdam

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Greater London, London

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category will be useful when you are planning a trip and you need to transport your bike. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you have to ship it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The safest container which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you can transport it without the packaging but you risk damaging more fragile parts of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, make sure that you will find a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bicycle in the box the better. Before you place the bicycle in the box, you may want to detach all the mobile parts – for example lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to place them in smaller box or wrap them in cardboard and then attach them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding elements (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the container after putting your bike in ought to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to absorb any shocks during shipping as the bicycle will not be able to move around in the box. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to hire a transport provider to ship the bike, you do not have to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle shipping

Price of bicycle shipping mostly depends on the route length and the size and weight of the loads. Other price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).