Bike box hire

Why hire a bike box?

Bike boxes are safer and sturdier than a bike bag and limit the chance of your bicycle being damaged in transport. We highly recommend them to protect your precious cargo even on short haul flights.

We even offer a bike box packing service to ensure your bike is packed safely for travel.

Select the bike box that is best for you

We offer two types of bike boxes for hire: BikeBox Alan and Polaris. Find out more about each style of bike box below to help you select which is the right box for you. Either box should leave an adequate amount of baggage weight allowance for most bicycles. However, please ensure you check the specific weight allowances with your airline before you travel.

BikeBox Alan

BikeBox Alan key features

The Alan bike box is one of the most popular on the market. The molded case can hold almost any bike frame at a smaller overall size than rectangular bike boxes and features a central bar to combat compression. The wheels lock to the lid of box using wheel skewers making it easy to mount on a roof rack.

  • Conforms with latest baggage handling restrictions
  • Suitable for: road bikes (including integrated versions) with seat tubes from 53 to 58 cm (excluding seat post) and top tubes from 54 to 58cm, and mountain bikes under 29″
  • Material: special composite ABS
  • Main features: foam packaging, 15 cushioned velcro straps to secure your bike safely, roof rack mountable, easy glide silent wheels
  • Fastening: lockable
  • Weight: 11.2 kg
  • External dimensions: length 113cm, width 92cm, depth 32cm
BikeBox Alan hire rates

Up tp 7 days

£55

Details

  • For an additional £15, we will pack your bike for you to ensure it is safe for travel.
  • A reduced rate of £25 per week is offered to all participants of Velosport Cycle Tours

Up to 14 days

£95

Details

  • For an additional £15, we will pack your bike for you to ensure it is safe for travel.
  • A reduced rate of £25 per week is offered to all participants of Velosport Cycle Tours
BikeBox Alan packing demo
Polaris bike box

Polaris key features

The sleek clam shell moulded design of the Polaris bike box can hold almost any bike frame at a smaller overall size than rectangular bike boxes. Polaris bike boxes are manufactured in the UK and are well known in the market place, for being lightweight and tough.

  • Conforms with latest baggage handling restrictions
  • Suitable for: road bikes (including integrated versions) with seat tubes from 53 to 56 cm (excluding seat post) and top tubes from 54 to 56cm
  • Material: ABS
  • Main features: bike wheels lock in position for security, internal foam padding for bike protection, castor wheels for ease of movement
  • Fastening: 4 lockable draw latches & luggage tag
  • Weight: 10.5 kg (+/- 5%)
  • External dimensions: length 116cm, width 86.6cm, depth 26cm
Polaris hire rates

Up tp 7 days

£45

Details

  • For an additional £15, we will pack your bike for you to ensure it is safe for travel.
  • A reduced rate of £25 per week is offered to all participants of Velosport Cycle Tours

Up to 14 days

£85

Details

  • For an additional £15, we will pack your bike for you to ensure it is safe for travel.
  • A reduced rate of £25 per week is offered to all participants of Velosport Cycle Tours
Polaris packing demo

How do I pack my bike into the box?

Fitting and securing your bike in the bike box will vary slightly depending on the exact size and style of your bike as well as the bike box you choose. However if you follow the instructions below, you should be well on your way.

Step-by-step instructions

  • Step 1: Remove the saddle & seat-post
  • Step 2: Remove the handlebars/stem
  • Step 3: Remove both wheels & skewers
  • Step 4: Fasten the rear wheel in the box – the cassette should face outwards
  • Step 5: Fasten the front wheel inside the box
  • Step 6: Cover the wheels with the foam sheets
  • 7: Place your bike frame into the box
  • Step 8: Secure the frame in position using the straps provided
  • Step 9: Place the pedals, saddle and seat-post inside the box (wrap in a bit of padding)
  • Step 10: Close the bike box and lock

We can pack your bike for you

Want the piece of mind from knowing your precious bike is well protected?

Why not let one of our workshop team pack your bike in the box to ensure that it is optimally packed and safe to travel. It only costs £15 if you hire your bike box from us.

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