Road bike x 12 (No. 7552451)

Road bike x 12
Weight
Pcs
Road bike
20 kg
12
Total weight:
240 kg
Distance
2021 km
Invoice:
Not required

Pick-up address and date

Ireland, County Kilkenny, Kilkenny

From 4 Oct 2021 to 6 Oct 2021

Delivery address and date

France, Occitanie, Lourdes

From 18 Oct 2021 to 20 Oct 2021


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subcategory will be useful when you are going on vacation and you need to ship your vehicle. You may also use it if you bought a bicycle online and you have to move it home. Other typical reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subcategory is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The best box which you can use to ship a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you may ship it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the bike (e.g. bicycle chain). If you do not have original package, make sure that you will acquire a box that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bike in the container, you may want to detach all the mobile elements – like lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in separate container or at least wrap them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding elements (such as gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the package after putting the bike in has to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to reduce jostling during shipping as the bike will not be able to move around inside the container. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to ship the bike, you do not need to worry about providing the materials needed to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be moved with maximum care.

Cost of bike shipping

Price of bicycle transportation mostly depends on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Other price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).