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One (No. 5579619)

Total weight [kg]:

25.00

Distance: 162.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Lincolnshire, Lincoln

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport category comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you are in need of shipping your bike. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you ought to transport it home. Another typical reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The best container in which you can transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you can ship it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the bike (such as bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, make sure that you will acquire a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bike in the package, you may want to detach all the mobile parts – such as lights or saddles.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in separate container or at least wrap them in cardboard and then secure them to the bike frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding parts (like gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space remaining in the package after placing the bike in should be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize any shocks on the road because the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the packaging. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to search for a transport provider to ship the bike, you don’t need to provide the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be moved with maximum care.

Price of bike shipping

Cost of bike shipping mostly depends on how long the route is and the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is preferred delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).