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Discovering the Most Affordable Motorcycle Transport Options in Merthyr Tydfil


When you require motorbike transportation, the initial step is to evaluate quotes to guarantee you're obtaining a fair cost. Shiply simplifies the process of determining motorcycle delivery expenses without the inconvenience and effort. Simply complete our user-friendly motorbike transport request form, and you'll receive prices via email within minutes.


Motorcycle delivery costs are typically standardized. On Shiply, you can anticipate paying approximately £0.55 per mile. However, this price may fluctuate slightly for exceptionally brief or extensive journeys. For instance, motorcycle transport services within the UK are generally more affordable than shipping your motorbike overseas to Europe or beyond.


Prices on Shiply are competitive because once you submit your motorbike delivery request, thousands of rated motorbike transportation companies compete against each other for the job. It's akin to a reverse auction, ensuring you receive the lowest possible market price.


Whether you require bike transport for a brief trip within the UK, an extended journey to Europe, or even international motorcycle shipping, Shiply can assist.


Assessing Motorcycle Transport Rates


There are four primary methods for transporting your motorcycle. The first is utilizing an open trailer. Unlike car transporters, motorbikes can be delivered by any vehicle capable of towing a suitable trailer. This provides you with more options when selecting a bike transport company and helps keep costs down.


There may be various types of trailer services available, so ensure the delivery firm uses a specialized motorbike trailer for the safest transport. One significant drawback of open trailer transport is exposure; your bike will be subjected to the elements during transit.


The second method for motorcycle delivery is covered trailers. These are less common than open trailers, but using larger vehicles like vans and lorries for motorcycle transportation is not unusual. Most man and van companies can adapt to transport motorcycles with the proper equipment to secure the bike in the van's cargo area.


Specialist lorries can also transport motorbikes in large volumes but are less popular for individual private jobs. Enclosed transport options are perhaps the safest and most secure, but they may cost more than open transport.


The third option, if you can't ride your motorbike to its destination, is to have someone ride it for you. Similar to a driven car service, this is a more bespoke option and less common than the other methods mentioned. There is a higher risk of wear and tear on the bike, and of course, there is the additional mileage. This could be a solution if you need urgent transport but is likely to be much more expensive than other services.


Your choice of motorcycle transport method will probably depend on your budget and how quickly you need the bike moved. Once you've received a few bike delivery quotes on Shiply, you can compare them based on price, transport method, and the transport 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 Motorbike for Transport


Before your motorcycle collection/pickup, we recommend preparing for the transport. Following these steps can significantly reduce the risk of problems:


  • Cleaning: This isn't just to make your bike look nice on the trailer. Cleaning your motorcycle will help you spot any damage or scratches that might have been previously hidden. Moreover, any dust or dirt on the bike can contribute to scratching the paintwork during handling and moving.

  • Note damage: Documenting any nicks or scrapes on your bike with photographs will allow you to see if your bike has been damaged during transportation once it reaches its destination.

  • Fluids: Depending on the motorbike transport company's policy, you may or may not have to drain oil and petrol from your bike. This helps prevent leaks and is best for safety. If the bike is to be ridden at all during transit, you will need to keep some fuel in the tank.

  • Tyres: Ensure tyres are properly inflated to help prevent damage to rims. This also makes the bike easier to move.

  • Extras: Before the bike move, make sure there are no loose panels or accessories left on the bike 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 is going to ride your motorcycle on public roads at any point, make sure it's in working order, taxed, and has a valid MOT.

Your chosen motorcycle delivery firm will give you a courtesy call when they are near the collection and delivery points to ensure you are available. Many transport firms on Shiply have completed thousands of motorbike deliveries in their careers and are very experienced. Don't hesitate to ask them any questions if you have queries or concerns.


Why People Often Move Motorcycles To & From Merthyr Tydfil


Merthyr Tydfil, situated in Mid Glamorgan, UK, is a favored destination for motorcycle enthusiasts. The town's breathtaking natural surroundings, including the Brecon Beacons National Park, provide a variety of picturesque routes for riders to discover. Additionally, Merthyr Tydfil hosts several annual motorcycle events, such as the Merthyr Rising Festival, which attracts bikers from across the country.


Many people choose to transport their motorcycles to Merthyr Tydfil to participate in these events or enjoy the area's beautiful rides. Others may be relocating to or from Merthyr Tydfil and need to move their beloved bikes with them. Whatever the reason, reliable motorcycle transport services are essential for ensuring safe and efficient delivery to and from this charming Welsh town.


Checking Motorbike Condition & Leaving Customer Feedback


Once your motorcycle transport is complete and it arrives at its destination, make sure you or the bike's new owner thoroughly checks the vehicle to ensure it hasn't been damaged during transit. Any issues should be immediately reported to the transporter and insurance companies.


When you chose your motorcycle transport provider on Shiply, you likely read customer feedback and 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?

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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.

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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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