Recommendation for courier for trike

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MikeDaBike
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Recommendation for courier for trike

Postby MikeDaBike » 16 Sep 2018, 8:09pm

Hi any recommendations for a long distance courier for a trike...both from and to locations in the UK.

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Re: Recommendation for courier for trike

Postby Tigerbiten » 17 Sep 2018, 6:05pm

Are you thinking something like getting to and from LEJoG ??

The easiest is some form of WVM.
If you can fold it so it fits on a pallet then you can post it via a courier.
If it folds then you even bag it so it becomes oversize luggage on a train with you.

It all really depends on how far and how often you want to transport it.
More info would help.

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Re: Recommendation for courier for trike

Postby MikeDaBike » 17 Sep 2018, 6:26pm

Tigerbiten wrote:Are you thinking something like getting to and from LEJoG ??

The easiest is some form of WVM.
If you can fold it so it fits on a pallet then you can post it via a courier.
If it folds then you even bag it so it becomes oversize luggage on a train with you.

It all really depends on how far and how often you want to transport it.
More info would help.

Luck ....... :D
Thanks Tigerbiten I can see now my original post was unclear.

It is to arrange collection from the seller and delivery to me of a Trike I might purchase which is a couple if hundred miles from me.

Thanks MDB

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Re: Recommendation for courier for trike

Postby belgiangoth » 17 Sep 2018, 6:48pm

Is this your first trike? Might you be able to meet part way and cycle it from there (possibly the trike owner has a vehicle that could carry it). WVM is probably the simplest as it involves the least deconstruction and repair.
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Re: Recommendation for courier for trike

Postby MikeDaBike » 17 Sep 2018, 7:13pm

belgiangoth wrote:Is this your first trike? Might you be able to meet part way and cycle it from there (possibly the trike owner has a vehicle that could carry it). WVM is probably the simplest as it involves the least deconstruction and repair.
Not my first trike although I am new to trikes. Unfortunately this one is just too far.

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Re: Recommendation for courier for trike

Postby Tigerbiten » 17 Sep 2018, 7:15pm

From a quick google search -> https://www.anyvan.com/
Looks like you can get a van and driver from them.
That's probably the quickest/easiest way if you cannot drive a hire van.
That way the trike will fit in the back of a van unfolded given rough dimensions 2m long by 1m wide by 1m high.
If it folds then it will be roughly half that length, so a smaller van could be used.

For pallet delivery, then something like -> https://www.nationalpallets.co.uk/
It will probably fit a half oversize pallet unfolded.
It may fit a half pallet folded.
Just strap it to one and cling film it ....... :D

Very roughly where are you based ??
Outside possibility of someone on here who is local to you that can help.

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Re: Recommendation for courier for trike

Postby MikeDaBike » 17 Sep 2018, 8:28pm

Tigerbiten wrote:From a quick google search -> https://www.anyvan.com/
Looks like you can get a van and driver from them.
That's probably the quickest/easiest way if you cannot drive a hire van.
That way the trike will fit in the back of a van unfolded given rough dimensions 2m long by 1m wide by 1m high.
If it folds then it will be roughly half that length, so a smaller van could be used.

For pallet delivery, then something like -> https://www.nationalpallets.co.uk/
It will probably fit a half oversize pallet unfolded.
It may fit a half pallet folded.
Just strap it to one and cling film it ....... :D

Very roughly where are you based ??
Outside possibility of someone on here who is local to you that can help.
Hampshire but the trike is in scotland....probably not cost effective but thanks for responding

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Re: Recommendation for courier for trike

Postby MikeDaBike » 17 Sep 2018, 8:31pm

belgiangoth wrote:Is this your first trike? Might you be able to meet part way and cycle it from there (possibly the trike owner has a vehicle that could carry it). WVM is probably the simplest as it involves the least deconstruction and repair.
Not my first but I am new to trikes. Probably just too far in this case. But thanks for the advice.

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Re: Recommendation for courier for trike

Postby hercule » 17 Sep 2018, 9:30pm

When I bought my first trike, it was in London and I was in the north of Scotland: I phoned round some of the local removal companies and found one that was doing an empty return trip that would only take them slightly out of their way to pick it up. Perhaps not the cheapest option, but the plus factor was the trike didn’t need to be dismantled or packaged in any way. There was no transfers during the journey as might happen with a larger courier firm. And the removals company was happy as an otherwise empty van was earning extra cash!

Another option might be a motorcycle courier (the kind that move motorcycles around, not a guy on a big motorbike!).