Can I send sports equipment such as a bike, skis or golf clubs?

Yes! All kinds of sports equipment can be sent thru our network.

We strongly recommend your bike, golf clubs, skis, snowboards, surfboards and all other sports equipment is packaged thoroughly in line with manufacturer guidelines and sent inside a freight approved travel case. Excess Baggage Shipping cover can only apply when your equipment is sent in such a case, if your equipment is sent packaged in any other way please ensure your sports or travel insurance has you fully covered.

If a freight approved case is not available, placing the equipment first in a standard soft sided or hard-shell carry case and then securely packaging this case within a double walled cardboard box is recommended. For carry cases that may not fit in a standard square box, such as golf clubs or skis.

If you do not have a carry case we recommend packaging your sports equipment extensively with bubble wrap and other suitable packaging materials before securing it inside a double walled cardboard box. When items such as bikes are placed inside boxes without sufficient packaging the handles or pedals may push out through the box and become damaged. It also makes sense to add extra protection to any points that may be particularly susceptible to damage, for example wrapping golf club heads with towels to ensure they cannot move around. Your sports equipment will travel on automated belts and slide down sorting chutes and you must ensure it is thoroughly packaged.

Excess Baggage Shipping can assess the suitability of your packaging but in any case it is the sender’s responsibility to package the sports equipment thoroughly and appropriately, however if we believe packaging is clearly inadequate we will say so and offer a suggestion.

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