Mountain bike (No. 7502508)

Mountain bike
Mountain bike
20 kg
Total weight:
20 kg
1005 km
Not required

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, East Sussex, Polegate

From 23 Jul 2021 to 25 Jul 2021

Delivery address and date

Switzerland, Valais - Wallis, Riddes

From 29 Jul 2021 to 30 Jul 2021

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Bike transport section will be useful when you are going on vacation and you need to ship your bike. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you ought to ship it home. Another common reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The safest container which you can use to ship a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you can transport it without the box but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the vehicle (for example bicycle gears). If you do not have original box, make sure that you will find a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bicycle in the package the better. Before placing the bike in the container, you may want to remove all the removable elements – for example lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to store them in separate box or at least wrap them in cardboard and secure them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. Any protruding elements (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the package after putting the bike in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to reduce any shocks during transportation as the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the container. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to search for a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you do not have to worry about providing the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bicycle will be moved with maximum care.

Cost of bike shipping

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