How To Ship A Bike
Taking a bike overseas can be a tiring and worrying business. On top of having to carry your items to and from the airport, you have to deal with security personnel and handlers who pay little regard to your bike’s value, and then there is the potential of an agonising wait at the collection carousel and the added delay of picking up oversized baggage.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could take all these possible problems away, allowing you to enjoy your trip? Well, look no further than our bike shipping services at My Baggage.
Our team can collect your bike from your home and deliver it directly to your destination.
Why should you ship your bike?
By using bike shipping, you can travel to your destination without having to worry about taking your bike with you through the airport and then having to wait for it at the carousel. Travel through the airport and arrive at your destination knowing your bike will meet you at your accommodation.
If you use a bike shipping service you will be able to avoid expensive airline baggage fees that could be put to use elsewhere on your trip. Be that for another round of Pina Coladas or the well-needed lunch pit stop after a morning riding on hard terrain.
When you ship your bike abroad with you, this means you can use your own bike throughout your holiday instead of having to hire one. So you won’t have to worry about wonky wheels or dodgy breaks, you know your bike can take you anywhere.
My Baggage ships to over 200 locations around the world, so no matter where your holiday takes you, we will be able to provide a bike shipping service with an extremely competitive price.
Need to contact us regarding an issue? Our friendly customer service team are available seven days a week, via phone, email and live chat so you never feel like you are on your own.
How to ship a bike
When sending a bicycle it will need to be boxed up or in a bike travel case. If you do not have a travel case we recommend taking your bicycle to a local cycle shop where they can box it up and disassemble it if required for a small fee. The box you use needs to fit within our normal size restrictions and can be sent on our normal services.
Along with bicycles you can also ship golf clubs and skis on our service.
There are dimensions restrictions when you are shipping a bike both within the UK and internationally. We have provided the information below, but if you need to ask us any queries regarding dimensions or your bike’s packaging please get in touch with our customer service team here.
The restrictions to ship Worldwide are:
- (length x width x height (cm) / 5000) must not equal more than 30 for standard fare
- If it exceeds the above, the booking system will automatically calculate any extra charges for this.
- There is an £/$/€80 fee if your item is over 120cm in any dimension.
If you are sending a bike within the UK (inc N. Ireland):
- The longest length must not exceed 1.5m
- Longest length + breadth + width = No More Than 300cm
The exception to this is the express 24 service between NI and the UK where the restrictions below for outside of the UK apply due to the courier.
If your bike exceeds the dimensions stated above, we can often get a custom quote, all you have to do is contact us directly here.
You can get a price, first getting a quote and then adding the size of your item to a booking to check if there are any additional fees.
How does My Baggage Work?
It’s really as simple as it sounds. All you need to do is book a collection on our website, print out the labels supplied for your goods and sit back and wait for us to do the rest.
We will collect your items from anywhere in the UK and then deliver them to your hotel, club, course or home overseas at a very reasonable rate.
We also offer a generous 30kg weight allowance, almost double that permitted by airlines.
Full Tracking Service
Not only will we send you an SMS text message to remind you of the time and date of collection, but we also provide an innovative tracking system that allows you to follow the progress of your sporting items.
Our system lets you track your luggage from your inbox or the ‘My Orders’ section of our site, providing total peace of mind and completely eliminating that worry we all experience, waiting at the baggage carousel at the airport, praying that our items aren’t missing!
Bike shipping can save you money in more ways than one. To begin with, you can avoid those often hefty excess baggage charges. Bikes can be quite heavy and airlines are not always happy to assist you in transporting them without additional costs becoming applicable.
Secondly, being able to take your own bike means you will not need to hire one when you reach your destination.
Bike Shipping Customs Information
When shipping within the EU, goods do not pass through customs clearance and therefore are not subject to import tax or duty, and do not require declaration. However, when shipping outside of the EU, you are legally required to adhere to customs and declare your shipment.
Generally, My Baggage shipments clear customs in a timely manner, free from duties and taxes, as most countries offer a generous duty-free allowance for personal effects.
Don’t worry! My Baggage makes this process easy. When you book with us, we will provide you with the appropriate customs documentation for you to appropriately complete, print, sign and attach to your shipment. If you have any questions along the way, we’ll do our best to help.
Why Choose My Baggage?
At My Baggage we strive to provide total peace of mind to all our clients at a cost to suit their budget. We believe that our efficiency and customer service are unrivalled. We also have no hidden fees, meaning the price we quote is exactly what you will pay.
We are experts at shipping and will be with you every step of the way. You know we’ll go the extra mile. You only have to look at how many miles we have already travelled for our customers!
We also offer;
- Low-cost shipping to over 200 countries worldwide.
- Convenient door to door collection and delivery services.
- Fast transit times with express services available on many routes.
- Full online luggage tracking with SMS and email notifications.
- Dedicated customer support via phone, email and live chat.
So if you need to ship a bike within the UK or overseas, get a quick quote now!
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