STW Pool of Wisdom : DH bike to London, then to Luton transport for 3 DHers.
Can she pack your bike up properly? If not take to LBS give money to sort. If she can get it in the bag then in a box and use one of the many loose your box specialists! Hence the question about packing a bike up for transport – this is possibly the bit where it can go wrong!
Hire a van from Luton or people carrier thing for the day, the better idea (possibly cheaper) is get your mates to sort out getting them and your bike to the airport and check into the Ibis for some kip (Land 10pm, collect bags, sort car (if anyone is at the desk) leave airport 11pm if you are lucky? 40 min drive arrive at mates house 1am?? 4hrs crap kip then up and drive back drop car etc.)Posted 4 years ago
I was suggesting packing it in the bag and then putting that in a bike box for some extra security and somewhere to easily put the packing labels. More a belt and braces approach for dealing with couriers.Posted 4 years ago
Most of the main couriers will do a collection/delivery but someone will need to be in all day to wait for them – if you have a friendly LBS that might be easier. Other option is to get the bag/box couriered to you destination if there will be somebody there.
Oh woe is me, great is my suffering. I cast this offering to the mighty STW Oracle and pray that your guidance flows freely:-
I have two transport issues:
1) Whilst I am at pillage in Aberdeen and the wife is running/ruining my kingdom in Devon, I need to get my DH bike, packed in its evoc transport bag and weighing in at about 28kg from Exeter to Haringey in that there London, courier? Reccomendations?
2) I will then fly to Luton on thursday night (10pm), travel to Haringey to collect my bike and two mates and their bikes and return to luton on friday morn (5am)to fly out to Alps. Was considering hire car for one night only, worried it will not fit 3 dh bikes in bags/boxes and three stormtroopers.Posted 4 years agojambalayaSubscriber
I don’t see why you need to collect your mates, they can get themselves to the airport with their bikes. I would stay at a cheap hotel near the airport and have the bike delivered there or alternatively your mates house and they can bring it after its delivered to them. Addison Lee taxis are all people carriers, you might need two. I’ve slept at the airport overnight a few times, not ideal but do-able and free 😕Posted 4 years ago
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