Race bike x 2 (No. 7546748)

Race bike x 2
Weight
Pcs
Race bike
10 kg
2
Total weight:
20 kg
Distance
980 km
Invoice:
Not required

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Kent, Maidstone

From 21 Apr 2021 to 22 Apr 2021

Delivery address and date

France, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Bordeaux

From 24 Apr 2021 to 25 Apr 2021


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you are in need of transporting your bike. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you ought to ship it home. Other frequent reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The safest box which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you may ship it without the packaging but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (for example bicycle gears). If you do not have original packaging, try to acquire a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bike in the container the better. Before you place the bicycle in the package, you should remove all the mobile elements – for example lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in separate container or at least enclose them in cardboard and then attach the elements 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. Any protruding elements (such as gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the container after putting your bicycle in has to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to reduce any shocks during transportation because the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the box. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to transport your bike, you do not need to worry about providing the materials needed to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle shipping

Price of bike transportation mostly depends on the route length as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).