Trekkingrad (No. 7847489)

14 kg
Total weight:
14 kg
1089 km
Private person

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Berlin, Berlin

From 15 Sep 2021 to 16 Sep 2021

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, England, London

From 17 Sep 2021 to 19 Sep 2021

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Bike transport subcategory will be useful when you are going on a trip and you are in need of transporting your vehicle. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you want to transport it home. Another frequent reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The safest container in which you can ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike is not brand new, you may transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, try to find a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bicycle in the package the better. Before placing the bike in the box, you may want to remove all the mobile elements – such as lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in separate package or wrap them in cardboard and then attach the elements 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 foil should have at least 2 centimeters. Any protruding parts (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the box after placing your bicycle in should be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize jolting during shipping because the bike will be unable to move around in the container. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to transport the bike, you do not have to worry about providing the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be transported with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle shipping

Cost of bike shipping mostly depends on the route length and the size and weight of the bikes. Other price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).