Bike (No. 5837310)

Bike

Total weight [kg]:

48

Distance: 1484.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Greater London, London

17 Apr 2020

Delivery address and date

Austria, Vienna, Vienna

22 May 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport section will be useful when you are going on vacation and you are in need of transporting your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you ought to transport it home. Other typical reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The best container in which you can transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you can ship it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the vehicle (for example bicycle gears). If you do not have original package, try to acquire a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bicycle in the container the better. Before placing the bike in the box, you should remove all the removable parts – such as lights or saddles.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in separate package or at least enclose them in cardboard and then attach 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 foil should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding elements (like gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the container after placing the bike in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to absorb jolting on the road as the bike will not be able to move around in the box. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you do not have to worry about providing the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle shipping

Price of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on the route length as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Other price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).