Tour bike (No. 7866922)

Tour bike
Tour bike
50 kg
Total weight:
50 kg
365 km
Private person

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Glasgow City, Glasgow

21 Sep 2021

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Cheshire East, Wilmslow

From 23 Sep 2021 to 30 Sep 2021

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Bicycle transport category comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you need to ship your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you need to transport it home. Another frequent reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The best container in which you can ship a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you can transport it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the vehicle (like bicycle chain). If you do not have original box, try to find a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bicycle in the container the better. Before placing the bicycle in the package, you should remove all the removable parts – like lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in separate container or at least wrap them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding elements (like bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the box after placing the bicycle in ought to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to absorb jostling on the road as the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the packaging. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be shipped with maximum care.

Price of bicycle transportation

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