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Le Tour de France was a soaring success in 2014 and Jet2.com were proud to play a part in the Grand Départ from Yorkshire. We flew Le Tour de France Race Director Christian Prudhomme from Paris to Leeds Bradford Airport to prepare for the start of the world’s most famous bicycle race.

As cycling is now more popular than ever, lots of our customers want to bring their bikes on holiday. Well, the good news is we offer a great value bike carriage service.

How to Pack Your Bike

  • What you'll need
  • Pedals
  • Seat post & saddle
  • Wheels
  • Handlebars
  • Gears
  • Gears
  • Bike protection

  • Bubble wrap
  • Allen key
  • Zip-ties
  • Firm cardboard
  • Duct tape
  • Take off the pedals and tape them together. The left pedal has a reverse thread, so please turn the spanner clockwise for this one. Pedals are best kept with your main luggage.

    Remove the saddle and seatpost from the frame, or lower them to their minimum height. Tighten the clamp lightly or remove it completely

    Take the front wheel off and remove the quick-release skewers. Keep the quick-release skewers in your hand luggage, because you won’t want to forget them! Deflate both tyres about half way, leaving some pressure in to protect the rims. Leave the rear wheel on your bike if you’re using a box.

    Turn your bars downwards so they will fit into the box. Remove your handlebars from the stem if they won’t fit.

    Put the bike onto the biggest rings front and back. Leave the bike with the left crank pointing straight forward. Tie the right crank to the chainstay, ensuring it will not turn.

    Remove the rear derailleur. Tighten the hanger bolt

    Make sure that you have no rubbing points between your frame and components. Wrap all parts in bubble wrap. Tape down any moveable parts. Wrap your bike in a stiff cardboard box and seal with duct tape.

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