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Shipping & Delivery

 

 

PARTS & ACCESSORIES - Shipping on all parts and accessories is FREE to UK addresses.

Medium sized parts and accessories are sent by courier on a 3-5 day, 48 or 24 hour service (depending on location and size/weight). Small items are sent by courier 3-5 day service or standard Royal Mail 1st class. We strive to despatch all orders within 48 hours of the order being placed. Our Express shipping courier does not deliver at weekends and Bank Holidays.

Orders placed before 10am (with standard or express shipping option) are normally despatched on the same day. However, during busy periods it may be upto 48 hours before orders are despatched.

BIKES & TRIKES - Withiin 250 miles of Practical Cycles bikes and trikes are delivered FREE OF CHARGE. (excluding highlands and islands and N. Ireland - please contact us first if you want a bike shipping to these areas.) PLEASE NOTE - if you are using a 'cyclescheme' voucher for payment either in full or part there may be a nominal fee charged for delivery dependent on distance (we are charged 10% of the sale, sometimes more, when a cyclescsheme voucher is used).

TRIKES - are delivered using our own van by one of our staff. This ensures the trike arrives in perfect condition. It also allows us to set the bike up for you and talk you through servicing and using the trike. Our delivery schedule will usually bring us to your area within 2-3 weeks of your order. We will confirm a date and 3 hour delivery 'window' when we will deliver your trike.

If you live over 250 miles the cost for delivery is £50.00 (excluding Highland & Island postcodes).

2-WHEELED BIKES -  are generally shipped free of charge (not H&I) BOXED with a small amount of final assembly required. Boxed bikes are usually despatched within 2-3 days of receiving your order (for stock bikes). However we can also deliver two wheeled bikes ready to ride at no extra cost. Ready to ride deliveries would be slotted into our delivery schedule meaning a slightly longer wait of 2-3 weeks but with the peace of mind that it arrives in perfect condition and there is no packaging for you to dispose of!

Packaging

You might notice that the packaging on your order isn't 'new'. This is because we try to re-use our own and other peoples' discarded packaging. This is good for two reasons; 1) Simple - we're recycling so less is going to landfill or being shipped to China for 'recycling' & 2) It does mean we can pass on some small savings to you - small - but we all like saving! We hope you continue to re-use the packaging once you have received your goods! In general our bikes come packaged in their factory packaging which we hope you will recycle!

International orders (parts and accessories)

Our website is not optimised to handle international orders. If you wish to place an order, please use our contact page to send a list of your required products and quantities. We will reply with the cost to ship the items in your list. If you wish to go ahead with the order we will then send you a Paypal invoice or you may pay by Bank Transfer.

We also have an ebay shop which international customers may buy from -

www.stores.ebay.co.uk/Practical-Cycles

PLEASE NOTE: international orders (particularly those from outside the EU) are likely to be subject to handling charges, import duty and sales tax. These charges are NOT included in any price for goods or shipping that we provide you with. You will be billed for these charges separately either by the shipping company or your homeland customs department.

Sending Bikes, Frames and Trailers Internationally

We can ship most of our bikes, frames and trailers to Europe. Please add them to your cart , select your country and pay using the Paypal option. At this point international shipping will not be applied. Once we receive your order, we will obtain a shipping price  from our international courier and send you a Paypal invoice for the shipping. Alternatively contact us before you buy for a shipping price.