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Motorcycle Shipping Grimsby: Cost-Effective & Dependable Options


When you require motorcycle transportation, your initial action should be to evaluate quotes to guarantee you're receiving a reasonable rate. Shiply simplifies the process of determining motorcycle shipping costs without the inconvenience and effort. Simply complete our user-friendly motorcycle transport request form, and you'll receive estimates via email within minutes.


Motorcycle shipping prices are typically standardized, with an average cost per mile of £0.55 on Shiply. However, this can fluctuate slightly depending on the distance of the journey. For instance, motorcycle transportation services within the UK are generally more affordable than transporting your motorbike overseas to Europe or beyond.


Prices on Shiply are competitive because once you submit your motorcycle shipping request, thousands of rated motorcycle transportation companies compete against each other for the job. This reverse auction process ensures you obtain the most competitive price in the market.


Grimsby, Lincolnshire, UK: A Center for Motorcycle Shipping


Grimsby, situated in Lincolnshire, UK, is a favored destination for motorcycle enthusiasts. Many individuals frequently transport their motorcycles to and from Grimsby for various purposes, such as participating in events, acquiring new bikes, or relocating. The city's central location and exceptional transport connections make it an ideal center for motorcycle shipping services.


Whether you need bike transportation for a short journey within the UK, further into Europe, or even international motorcycle transport, Shiply can assist.


Assessing Motorcycle Shipping Rates


There are four primary methods for transporting your motorcycle:
1. Open trailer transport: Unlike car transporters, motorcycles can be delivered by any vehicle capable of towing a suitable trailer. This versatility helps maintain low costs. However, ensure that the delivery company utilizes a specialized motorcycle trailer for the safest delivery, as your bike will be exposed to the elements during transport.
2. Covered trailers: These are less common than open trailers, but using larger vehicles like vans & lorries for motorcycle transportation is not unusual. Most man and van companies can adapt to transport motorcycles with the appropriate equipment to keep the bike secure in the cargo area. Specialist lorries can also transport motorcycles in large volumes but aren't very popular for individual private jobs. Enclosed transport options are perhaps the safest and most secure but may cost more than open transport.
3. Ridden delivery: If you can't ride your motorcycle to its destination, you can have someone ride it for you. This bespoke option is less popular than the other methods mentioned above and has a higher chance of wear & tear on the bike, as well as added mileage. While it could be an option for urgent moves, it is likely to be much more expensive than other services.


Your selection of motorcycle shipping method will likely depend on your budget and urgency. Once you've received a few bike delivery estimates on Shiply, compare them based on price, transport method, & the provider's feedback score. When you're satisfied with a quote, simply accept it, and your chosen company will contact you to arrange the final details.


Readying Your Motorcycle for Shipping


To minimize the risk of issues during transport, follow these steps:
1. Cleaning: Clean your motorcycle to help you notice any pre-existing damage or scratches. Dust or dirt on the bike can contribute to scratching paintwork during handling & moving.
2. Note damage: Document any nicks or scrapes on your bike with photographs to help you identify if any damage occurs during transportation.
3. Fluids: Depending on the motorcycle transport company's policy, you may need to drain oil & petrol from your bike to avoid leakages and ensure safety. If the bike is to be ridden during transit, keep some fuel in the tank.
4. Tyres: Ensure tyres are properly inflated to prevent damage to rims and make the bike easier to move.
5. Extras: Remove any loose panels or accessories that could easily come off during transit. If you're transporting your bike with its keys, consider tying them to the bike itself. If the transporter will ride your motorcycle on public roads, ensure it's in working order, taxed, & has a valid MOT.


Your selected motorcycle delivery company will give you a courtesy call when they are near the collection & delivery points to ensure you're available. Many transport firms on Shiply have completed thousands of motorcycle deliveries and are highly experienced, so don't hesitate to ask them any questions if you have concerns.


Inspecting Motorcycle Condition & Providing Feedback


Once your motorcycle shipping is complete & it arrives at its destination, make sure you or the bike's new owner thoroughly inspects the vehicle for any damage incurred during transit. Address any issues with the transporter and insurance companies immediately.


When you chose your motorcycle shipping provider on Shiply, you likely read customer feedback & relied on their feedback score percentage to make your decision. Please help others do the same in the future by leaving feedback once your delivery is complete.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Shiply Cover My Area?

Yes! There are couriers using Shiply all over the country and abroad, so whether you need to move a sofa across town or send a car across Europe, we have got you covered.

Does Shiply Have Different Sized Vehicles?

There are thousands of couriers on Shiply, with a wide range of vehicle sizes capable of handling any delivery. Providing the rough dimensions (and pictures if possible) on your listing will allow the delivery company to get the right vehicle sent out to you.

Can I Call Shiply?

Shiply Support is available from 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday on 020 3137 2454. You can also send an email to .

Who Will Carry Out My Delivery?

Whoever you choose! There are thousands of rated transport providers on our platform ready to make a bid to carry out your delivery. It is up to you to decide which quote to accept.

When Will I Receive A Quote?

You will typically start to receive quotes within 30 minutes. If you are worried about the lack of quotes, try adding some more detail to your listing as transport providers may be unsure of dimensions or weight and feel unable to provide an accurate quote. If your delivery is urgent, you can try our 'featured delivery' feature which moves your listing to the top of the search page for couriers.

How Many Quotes Will I Receive?

Whilst there is no guarantee of quotes, 98% of our listings receive at least 3 quotes, so you are likely to find someone who can undertake the delivery of your items.

Does Shiply Provide Packing Materials?

If your item requires packing materials or extra care then you should make sure this is highlighted in your listing and discussed with any transport provider whose quote you are considering. Couriers on Shiply are able to provide all levels of service and can help pack your items, just ensure you inform them of your needs.

Will My Goods Be Tied Up Securely?

Transport providers will almost always tie up an item in the transport vehicle, as the risk of damage from moving around during transit is high. You should always confirm safety precautions and packing needs with transport providers before accepting a quote.

Can Items Be Taken Upstairs?

Yes, items can be taken upstairs if needed, and can also be assembled. Transport providers on Shiply are happy to provide these services, but you should ensure that you are mentioning these requirements in your listings as it may mean a second person is required for the move.

Can I Travel With My Goods?

The majority of transport providers on Shiply are only insured for the transportation of goods, however, some are also able to take people. If you need to travel with your goods, make sure to mention this in your listing and highlight this to any courier who quotes on your listing.

What If I Need To Cancel My Booking?

If you have accepted a quote and paid the deposit but wish to cancel the delivery, then you should first inform your chosen transport provider that you no longer require the delivery. You should then contact us at to have your deposit refunded.

Can I Change The Address Of The Delivery?

If you have not yet accepted a quote then you are able to change the address of your listing. Note that editing details of your listing after publishing will result in active quotes being voided, so you will have to wait for new quotes to come in. If you have already accepted a quote and need to change the address, please let your transport provider know and contact us at .

Does Someone Have To Be Present For Pickup And Delivery?

In most cases, the motorbike delivery company will require you to be in attendance for the pickup and delivery of the motorbike. This is because there are likely to be release forms that you need to sign, as well as handing over the keys.

How Much Fuel Should I Have In My Motorbike During Transit?

Generally, you should aim to have around a quarter of your tank full if the motorbike needs to be moved during transport. This allows for easy loading and unloading of the motorbike but will not add too much extra weight to the vehicle.

Can I Ship My Motorbike If It Isn't Running?

You can ship your motorbike if it isn’t in running condition, however, this will be more expensive as specialist equipment is required to load and unload the vehicle.

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