CHALLENGEFAMILY has entered into a new partnership with Ship To Cycle, which thus becomes the organization’s worldwide and official Bike Carrier partner. “We want athletes to always have the opportunity to participate in our races around the world and like to make the travel involved as easy as possible.”
Ship To Cycle is a ‘door to door service’, which collects bikes directly from where athletes want and deliver to where they are going. “Athletes will be able to arrange this in a few clicks on the website of Ship To Cycle”, CHALLENGEFAMILY COO Jefry Visser explains. “Athletes only need to prepare their bike box while Ship To Cycle will pick it up and deliver it to the destination address.”
According to Visser, this new partnership reduces a lot of possible stress for athletes, who often find it quite a task to get their bikes to their race destination. “Ship To Cycle uses only the best international couriers and shipping is fully tracked. Nobody touches the athlete’s bikes and you always know exactly where your bike is. As an athlete, you can prepare for a race without worrying about anything else.”
On the Ship To Cycle website you can see exactly what is possible, and Visser emphasizes the convenience of the service. “It does not matter if you want to make one trip, a return trip or even visit different locations: your bike will always reach its destination and arrive safely where you are. The service is always adapted to your wishes. It is even possible – if you want to enjoy the surroundings as an athlete after your race – to have your bike transported home earlier.”
Pier Carlo Bottero, CEO Ship To Cycle and SEL, explains. “Ship To Cycle is a unique service born to make life easier for triathletes and cyclists travelling to events all around the world. We understand the athletes’ needs well, particularly their concerns when travelling with a bike. Ship to Cycle is a premium, door-to-door service, specifically created to relieve the stress of transporting a bike to the airport and to avoid unexpected outcomes or inconveniences. For several years we collaborated with the International Triathlon Union and while working for triathlon events worldwide, we decided we would like to offer a transport service to all those who need it.”
Ship to Cycle is a brand of SEL – Sport & Events Logistics, a company that has been involved in sport for over twenty years offering logistics, travel and management services to sportspeople, teams and organizers. Thanks to a fast and solid network of suppliers and partners globally, SEL can fulfill clients’ needs all over the world. With its long standing experience in handling and transporting sports equipment at the highest level of professional sport, SEL has served events such as the Moto GP, Superbike, MXGP, Lamborghini, Universiade of Naples, and Cortina 2021 amongst others.