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Bicycle (No. 6950804)

Total weight [kg]:

12

Distance: 703.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Gloucestershire, Cheltenham

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport section comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you need to transport your bike. You may also use it if you bought a bicycle online and you want to ship it home. Another typical reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The best container which you can use to ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you may ship it without the box but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle chain). 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 free space left after you place the bike in the package the better. Before you place the bike in the container, you should detach all the mobile parts – like lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to store them in separate box or enclose them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 centimeters thick. Any protruding elements (like bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the package after placing the bike in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to minimize jostling on the road as the bicycle will be unable to move around in the container. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to transport the bike, you don’t need to provide the materials needed to safely transport your bike – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle shipping

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