TLDR: Bicycle Couriers aim to deliver within 3-4 working days*, ‘all being equal’.
We always aim to under-promise and over-deliver. For that reason, expect most of our deliveries to take around 3-4 working days, excluding the additional day that it might take if you want a bike shop to box your bicycle. A general, no promises example would be:
If you have a race on the weekend then it would be safe to drop off your bike during the weekend prior or Monday of your race week for the shop to box, that we can collect on the Tuesday and deliver before the weekend. Obviously, bike transport to smaller places and remote locations will take a little longer. Miracles can and do happen, but they are expensive (believe me, I have been on the receiving side of this as well). Experience counts.
The behind-the-scenes world of road freight and bicycle transport logistics can be more complicated than you think. For instance, did you know that we deal with 1400+ locations, 1200+ postal codes, 270+ municipalities, 120+ rate areas and 30 different transit time zones in South Africa? That excludes linking with 150+ local bike shops and 100+ cycling related sporting events and bicycle races. Wow.