Mountain bike x 2 (No. 7695683)

Mountain bike x 2
Mountain bike
30 kg
Total weight:
60 kg
1461 km
Private person

Pick-up address and date

Czech Republic, Hlavní Město Praha, Prague

From 10 Aug 2021 to 20 Aug 2021

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Wales, Chepstow

From 10 Sep 2021 to 20 Sep 2021

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Bike transport subcategory will be useful when you are planning vacation and you need to transport your bike. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you ought to move it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The safest container in which you can ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you may ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (for example bicycle chain). If you do not have original box, try to acquire a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bike in the box, you may want to detach all the removable parts – e.g. lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in separate container or wrap them in cardboard and then secure them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and 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. Any free space left in the container after putting the bicycle in should be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to minimize any shocks during shipping because 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 would rather hire a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle shipping

Cost of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the loads. Other price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).