Race Bike x 4 (No. 7563657)

Race Bike x 4
Weight
Pcs
Race Bike
10 kg
4
Total weight:
40 kg
Distance
315 km
Invoice:
Not required

Pick-up address and date

Ireland, County Dublin, Dublin 18

12 Aug 2021

Delivery address and date

Ireland, County Donegal, Malin Head

13 Aug 2021


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you are in need of transporting your bike. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you need to ship it home. Other typical reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The safest container in which you can ship a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you can transport it without the box but you risk damaging more fragile parts of the vehicle (for example bicycle chain). If you do not have original box, try to acquire a box that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bicycle in the box, you may want to remove all the mobile parts – such as lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in separate container or at least enclose them in cardboard and then secure them to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding parts (such as bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the package after putting your bike in ought to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to reduce jolting on the road as the bike will be unable to move around in the container. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to transport your bike, 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. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be shipped as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle transportation

Cost of bike transportation mostly hinges on how long the route is and the size and weight of the bikes. Other price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).