Taking your bike with you on holiday is a great experience, but taking your pride and joy on an airplane is fraught with risks.
Airport baggage handlers won't go out of their way to damage your bike, but they won't go out of there way to treat it nicely either.
Good bikes can cost many thousands of pounds. Well designed, well made, hardshell cases start at about £500, hard to justify if you only use it a couple of times a year.
The solution? Hire a bike box. From only £5 per day!
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BIKE BOX HIRE BY BIKE BOX NI
Please note: Bike Spanner are acting as agents for and on behalf of Bike Box NI in the hire of bike boxes via this website and the Bike Spanner workshop. Bike Box NI and Bike Spanner are entirely seperate businesses and Bike Spanner has no jurisdiction or decision making powers over the hire of bike boxes, they act purely as a collection and return point. In all instances communications pertaining to bike box hire should be directed by email to firstname.lastname@example.org without exception.
Before you can take your bike box away we will require two forms of ID, one of which MUST be photographic. Suitable ID is limited to passport, drivers licence, official utility bill less than three months old. We will take a copy of these forms of ID and also take a photo of you and the hired box. Once the box is returned undamaged we will destroy these copies.
YOU MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED ID… THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS!
All rentals must be paid in full at the time the booking is made. Booking are not confirmed until payment is made.
A refundable security deposit of £100 cash per box is payable on the day of hire. No exceptions. MUST BE CASH.
Once the box is returned, inspected by us and assessed to have not sustained damage beyond minor cosmetic damage, your security deposit will be returned in full.
We know bike boxes can sustain a certain level of cosmetic damage during normal use. If all our box suffers whilst in your care is the odd scrape or scratch, no problem, you'll get your security deposit back.
Includes but isn't limited to broken clasps, damaged wheels, torn or missing padding, lost or broken support struts, detached or missing straps. In these instances, we will first a obtain a repair quotation, present the quotation to you, then effect the repair. All costs, including any shipping, will be deducted from your security deposit. If the repair costs exceed the security deposit you agree to pay us balance.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU ATTEMPT TO REPAIR ANY DAMAGE YOURSELF.
If the case is damaged beyond what is economically repairable we will retain the full security deposit and you agree to meet the additional costs to cover the full replacement of the box (replacement cost available on request).
Unrepairable damage includes but isn't limited to cracked, dented, crushed or punctured shell. Snapped hinge.
PLEASE NOTE: If the damaged occurred while the box was in the possession of a third party (airline, bus company, private hire etc.) we will work with you to effect an insurance claim, but we WILL NOT make the claim on your behalf.
If the box is lost in transit and you have documentation form the carrier confirming the loss, we will retain the security deposit and you agree to cover the additional replacement cost (replacement cost available on request).
If the box is not returned to us for any other reason we will retain the full security deposit and make a claim against you to recover the full RRP of the box, presently £499.99 (October 2018).
ANY LEGAL COSTS INCURRED BY US TO RECOVER ADDITIONAL MONIES FROM THE HIRER AS LAID OUT ABOVE WILL BE PASSED TO THE HIRER, INCLUDING ANY REASONABLE FEES.
Late returns will be charged at the regular additional day rate for the first two days, then at £15 per day thereafter.
We accept no responsibility whatsoever for any loss or damage incurred to you, your bike or any third party directly or indirectly resulting from the use of our bike box, no matter how well or poorly the bike is packed, in accordance with our video guide above or not.
We also do not accept any liability in respect of any train company, airline, airport, handlers or any other carrier or their agent's refusal to accept the bike box for transportation for whatever reason.
We do not guarantee your bike will fit in the box and do not offer refunds on this basis. If in doubt, check dimensions first!
Forest side Shopping Centre
Belfast BT8 6FX