Thursday, January 17, 2013
Motorcyclists who want to explore Ireland’s stunning and rugged world-famous landscapes on their own two wheels can now take advantage of a new logistics service to Dublin.
The new motor bike handling service launched by Bike-on-Board.ie (BOB) was been created by freight forwarder EFL International Distribution, the Irish partner of the U-Freight Group, to allow motorcyclists to fly on low cost carriers into Dublin from all over Europe to meet up with their motorcycles that have been transported in a purpose built, metal cradle suitable for the safe transport of valuable motorcycles.
EFL's Chris Radley said: “Dublin now offers a bonanza of low cost airlines bringing tourists from across the EU. Touring motorcyclists were missing out though, as they had to drive their own bikes across Europe.
"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.”
The old road system throughout Ireland, North and South of the Island, provides exciting challenges to motorcyclists coupled with some of the most stunning scenery available in Europe.
For visitors to Ireland, BOB can arrange for transport to meet arrivals at Dublin airport for the journey to the depot.
The service is currently being offered from Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece Italy, Norway, Spain and Sweden though BOB is in expansion mode and looking to increase its network through 2013 and 2014.