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. The service transport bikes to a number of Triathlons and Sportives across Europe including the Etape du Tour, Ironman, La Marmotte, named events in Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Portugal and Mallorca.
Your bike is collected from your home or office and transported to your event where it will be waiting for you on your arrival at your hotel/accommodation. After the race your bike is collected and transported back to the UK, delivering it right back to your home or office. It can often work out cheaper than bike box rental and return airline sport equipment fees.
How it works
1. Make a Sportive booking via: https://cycletransfer.co.uk?ref=10496
1. Make a Triathlon booking via: https://triathlontransfer.co.uk?ref=10627
2. Receive collection details and provisional date three weeks prior to your event.
3. 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 clients’ houses or places of work in England and Wales. 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 a van or with specialising in bike transit.
The bikes will be left fully-built at named hotels within 10km of the start town, we ask that you contact the hotel and give permission for the bike to be left in your room or a locked store. (Hotels do need to be accessible for a 3.5T van)
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.
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.
We will also ask that you sign for any existing damage on your bike before it is loaded. The bike will be fully insured while it is in transporters possession, so please let us know the value.