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Bikers save a bob or two with new freight service

[ January 3, 2013   //   ]

U-Freight partner EFL International Distribution is offering a new motorbike shipping service aimed at tourists visiting Ireland. Currently, bikers visiting Ireland face a dilemma – cross Europe and sail to Ireland slowly by ferry – or fly there without their bikes.

The new Bike-on-Board (BOB) service aims to resolve this by allowing them to fly on low cost carriers into Dublin from all over Europe and meet up with their motorcycles, transported in a purpose built, metal cradle. BOB can arrange transport to meet arrivals at Dublin airport for the journey to EFL’s depot.

The service is currently being offered from Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece Italy, Norway, Spain and Sweden but could be expanded in 2013 and 2014.

EFL’s Chris Radley said: “Bike-on-Board now allows them to deliver their bikes to a series of depots across Europe, where our partners will secure the machines in specially-designed cradles.

“The bikers can book their flights to Dublin to coincide with the arrival of their bike, safe in the knowledge that their beloved machines will arrive safely at our depot near Dublin airport where they can be re-united.

“At the end of the holiday, our clients can then return their machines, which we then pack for the return journey.  Ireland’s winding country lanes provides “exciting challenges” to motorcyclists coupled with some of the most stunning scenery available in Europe, Radley adds.