Bicycle (No. 5715598)

Bicycle

Total weight [kg]:

25

Distance: 1292.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Hamburg, Hamburg

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Cheshire West And Chester, Ellesmere Port

From 7 May 2020 to 10 May 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you need to transport your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you ought to transport it home. Another frequent reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for transportation

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

If you would rather find a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you do not need to worry about providing the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be moved with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Price of bike shipping mostly depends on the route length as well as the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is chosen unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).