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Bike transportation – how to organise that
Bicycles are often transported during removals or holidays. It happens that people want to transport bike internationally to have bike adventures in unknown environment. No matter the reason or distance of the shipping, there are a few ways that make the shipping simpler. The simplest way to achieve that is hiring an experienced hauler that will have an eye on important load. You will find thousands of shipping companies on Clicktrans.com – online marketplace for shipping services. You just need to list your load and give all essential details about the delivery e.g. distance, dates or weight of the load. Listing is without charge and takes less than 5 minutes.
A transport provider chosen by you will come for your cargo when it is convenient for you and deliver the bicycle across the country or internationally. You simply need to ensure that a bicycle is prepared for the transportation. If you don’t feel like doing this by yourself – you can as well hire a transport provider to do this for you.
Getting ready a bicycle for transportation with a transport provider
If you intend to ship a used bike, you need to prepare it for the road. Naturally, it is possible to do it by yourself, however you should organise it with caution. Well-prepared load ensures that your bicycle will be out of danger during transportation. Let’s not forget that there are many vibrations during transportation that might affect your bike. Mostly when you transport a cycle at long distance.
Foremost, search for a box that is of the same size as your bike. The ultimate way is to put to use the original packaging given by the bike producer. If you lost or threw away that packaging, you can quickly purchase a new cardboard at hardware shops or on the Internet.
Before putting a bicycle in a cardboard, remove all the moving things that might be quickly damaged during shipping. Disassemble things like: chain, lamps or belt. Handlebar must be positioned in parallel with the frame. What is more, it’s essential to adjust the saddle down. All removed parts put carefully in another smaller boxes. Don’t lose any part! Wrap handlebar and saddle with bubble foil or simply with a textile found around you – the second option is without a doubt much more green.
After placing the bicycle in a cardboard use fillers for extra safety. Things such as newspapers, materials or air pillows are definitely great fillers. Fillers will ensure that bike will stay still on the road. Close the cardboard with a strong strip to ensure that everything will stay inside.
Shipping a bicycle in a plane
Some people ship a bicycle in an airplane. Before you choose that option, check the airlines policies and prices regarding bike transportation. It could be a very expensive type of transportation.
Transporting a bicycle in a car
When you own a car, there is an option to transport a bicycle by yourself. Even thought, it is not an easy task, it is possible. However it is more convenient to hire a transport company, especially when you want to transport freight at long distance.
The boot of a vehicle is one of the places where you may ship a sport equipment. For sure, it is an option when you have a mid-size or big car. Unfortunately, you must dissemble all parts of a bike to put them without danger in the trunk. Another downside of that way is that your load will very likely take up all the space in the boot which is not convenient when you go on a trip and must take other baggage.
… >This is the reason why some people decide to move a bike using a roof rack. It helps to save some space in the car and even offers a chance to ship more than one bicycle. Nevertheless it is not as advantageous at long-distance. Although, if you decide to do it, choose the roof rack wisely and set it up following the installation guide. It will not only protect the bike from danger but also your passengers! Bicycle must stay still on a roof rack. On the road you must pull over if you hear any bangs or movements coming from the top of your car. It is crucial to have in mind that the safety of another drivers and passengers in other cars is also at risk.
The prices of shipping a bicycle with a transport provider
The price for bike shipment relies on a few different aspects. First of all, important is a shipping distance to cover by a transport provider. The amount of bikes, the weight or date of shipping are also significant. Thanks to Clicktrans you can find attractive offers from haulers from European countries because they can transport your cargo as an extra load because they go to the same destination anyway. That is beneficial for both sides and helps to avoid empty runs. Finally, it influences transport to be more ecological in a very simple way.
Below you will have a chance to know some prices for bicycle transportation with Clicktrans.com:
Delivery of 1 bicycle from Halifax, United Kingdom to Chojnice, Poland. Number of km: 1816 Cost: 45 GBP
Delivery of one bike from London, United Kingdom to Amsterdam, Netherlands (545 kilometers). Price: £35
Transportation of one bicycle from Dublin, Ireland to Warsaw, Poland on a distance of 2226 km. Cost: 54 GBP