Road bike (No. 7816034)

Road bike
Weight
Pcs
Road bike
10 kg
1
Total weight:
10 kg
Distance
645 km
Customer:
Private person

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, England, Ledbury

17 Aug 2021

Delivery address and date

Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam

From 1 Sep 2021 to 30 Sep 2021

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Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you are in need of transporting your bike. You may also use it if you purchased a bicycle online and you need to move it home. Another common reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The safest box which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you can transport it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (e.g. bicycle gears). If you do not have original packaging, try to acquire a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bike in the container the better. Before you place the bicycle in the container, you should remove all the removable elements – e.g. lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in smaller package or enclose them in cardboard and then attach them to the bike frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding parts (for example bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the container after putting the bicycle in should be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to minimize jostling during transportation as the bike will be unable to move around in the packaging. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to ship the bike, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bicycle will be shipped as safely as possible.

Price of bike shipping

Cost of bike shipping mostly hinges on the route length as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is preferred delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).