Overland bike transport service
As part of our collection of race and travel services for the travelling cyclist, we offer a convenient overland bike transport service. We understand that not everyone is too keen on taking their bike on a flight. Usually, this is due to previous bad experience, or they do not want to take any risks with potential damage or loss. We offer a transport service for fully assembled bikes so no need for a bike box!
This service is available for bike transport from England and Wales. This excludes Scotland, Ireland, N Ireland, The Isle of Man, the Isle of Wight, the Scottish Islands, Channel Islands, etc. If you are in doubt please check with us before booking.
Some locations carry a supplement. Please find the list below. If in doubt please check with us before booking.
Price – From £200 per bike
|Events||Door to Door Service||with
|Etape du Tour||Book Now Here||£200||£225|
|Marmotte||Book Now Here||£200||£225|
|Maratona||Book Now Here||£200||£225|
|Mallorca 312||Book Now Here||£225||£250|
Collections from various locations carry a £25 /£50 per bike supplement
Postcodes subject to a supplement include: DT, TA, CT, SS, LN, CO, PE, HR, CF, NP, DL, SR, TS, HU, PL, EX, TQ, TR, LA, CA, NR, IP, LD, SA, LL, SY.
The Main Features of the Service
You can book our service either as part of your travel package, or as a stand alone service. We will contact you to arrange a collection time for your bike. No need for a bike bag or box. It’s that simple.
- For the price listed above we will collect your bike, fully assembled, from your nominated address and transport it overland to your event accommodation (if you have booked a package with us). If you have booked as a stand alone service, then we can deliver to hotels within 5 miles of the registration venue
- After your event we either collect your bike from near the finish or from your event accommodation depending on the race logistics
- Bikes are normally collected the weekend before, and returned the weekend after your event
- Race wheels, in appropriate wheel bags, can be transported with your bike free of charge
Your bike will be transported whilst fully assembled
This means that you don’t have to spend money either buying or renting a bike box or bag. There is no need getting stressed about having to disassemble and reassemble the bike before travelling to and from the event. Your bike set up does not get altered in any way so no tuning on arrival. When your bike is collected it will be placed in a heavy duty poly bag to protect it from coming in contact with other bikes during transit. As bikes are loaded onto the vehicle they are further protected by removals blankets to ensure no possible damage can occur. We do not remove wheels or make any adjustments to your bike set-up. Whilst in our care bikes are fully insured up to a maximum value of £10,000 (additional insurance is available upon request).
Your bike is collected from you at a location and time of your choice. The bike is then delivered to and collected again from your overseas accommodation or at times if more convenient at the finish of the event. You don’t have to have booked your hotel with Sports Tours International. You will not have the hassle of packing your bike or taking it to and from an airport.
A reasonable collection and drop off period so you are not without your bike for too long
Normally bikes will be collected at the beginning the weekend before the event and returned on or even before the weekend following the event. For events taking place on a Sunday we would normally deliver the bikes in the overseas destination from the Thursday morning and we will then collect them either at the finish area or from the hotels on the Monday morning (depending on numbers). No problem if you are not there yet on Thursday. Our staff will already be in resort so we will either receive it for you or it will be delivered to you personally when you arrive in resort.
Peace of mind
With our professional and efficient service you know your bike will get to and from your event safely and on time. Your bike is insured for loss, damage or theft to a maximum value of £10,000 per bike.
Check out the ‘early bird’ deals and compare the significantly higher prices charged by other companies for a similar service.
Did you know?.
………………Airlines are not legally obliged to compensate you any more than £1100 as per an agreement called the Montreal convention. You can insure your bike for more but only if you do a declaration to the airline in advance. See excerpt from the Montreal convention below.
In case of baggage delay, the air carrier is liable for damage unless it took all reasonable measures to avoid the damage or it was impossible to take such measures. The liability for baggage delay is limited to 1000 SDRs (~€1,220). The air carrier is liable for destruction, loss or damage to baggage up to 1000 SDRs (€1220). In the case of checked baggage, it is liable even if not at fault, unless the baggage was defective. In the case of unchecked baggage, the carrier is liable only if at fault. A passenger can benefit from a higher liability limit by making a special declaration at the latest at check-in and by paying a supplementary fee.