Safe, economical bike transport
You’ve trained and fully prepared for your Ironman 140.6, Ironman 70.3, Triathlon or Sportive – now all you need to do is transport your bike safely to the event.
Arranging transport can sometimes be stressful, which is why we offer our European bike transport service. We safely transport bikes to a number of Triathlons and Sportives across Europe including the Etape du Tour, Ironman, La Marmotte, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Portugal and Mallorca.
We collect your bike from your home or office and safely transport it to your event where it will be waiting for you on your arrival at your hotel. After the race we collect your bike and transport it back to the UK, delivering it right back to your home or office. Book our bike transport service in advance and the price is lower – it can often work out cheaper than bike box rental and return airline sport equipment fees.
How it works
1. Make a booking via our online booking form
2. Receive confirmation of your booking and make payment.
3. Receive collection details and provisional date three weeks prior to your event.
4. Receive confirmed collection date and time two weeks prior to event.
Drop off and collection points
Due to growing demand for our bike transport service, we are now only collecting and returning bikes to and from our clients’ houses or places of work. For most events your bike will be away for a week before the event and a week after the event. Please bear this in mind if you need the bike for training or another event in this two-week period.
Bikes will be transported fully built, either in our van or with another agent specialising in bike transit.
The bikes will be left fully-built at named hotels within 10km of the start town. If we plan to arrive before you, we ask that you contact the hotel and give permission for the bike to be left in your room or a locked store.
Bikes will be collected on conclusion of the event from a named point within 1km of the finish line. For Triathlons we try to meet you at the transition area. At Sportives we may text and email you the meeting point when we’ve had a chance to scout one out. We will endeavour to give you 48 hours’ notice of the exact post-event meeting point. Please make arrangements to get back to your hotel on completion of the event without your bike, if required.
Some more remote collection points are subject to a collection surcharge, the prices and postcodes effected are as follows:
We will give you a card with the European mobile number of our driver and the office number in the UK. Please keep this safe in your wallet and on the ride with you.
What do I need to do to prepare my bike?
Please remove all accessories. Some trips also require pedals to be removed. You will be informed if this is the case (pedals can be zip-tied under the seat). We will take all care in packing but won’t be held responsible for lost or broken accessories.
We will also ask that you sign for any existing damage on your bike before it enters our care. The bike will be fully insured while it is in our possession, so please let us know the value.