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bicycle (No. 4609417)

bicycle

Total weight [kg]:

10.00

Distance: 1850.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Poland, Masovian Voivodeship, Warsaw

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, England, Birmingham

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport category will be useful when you are going on vacation and you need to transport your bike. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you want to move it home. Another typical reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The best box which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you can transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (like bicycle gears). If you do not have original packaging, try to find a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bicycle in the package the better. Before placing the bicycle in the container, you should remove all the removable elements – such as lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in separate package or at least enclose them in cardboard and then attach them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding parts (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the package after putting your bicycle in should be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to minimize jolting during transportation as the bike will be unable to move around in the packaging. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to find a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you don’t need to provide the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Price of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on how long the route is and the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).