Load your bike with­out any drama

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Tie-down point

You’ll need to make sure there are tie-down points in the front and back cor­ners, as well as the mid­dle of the van on each side. To push the bike into the van, use ei­ther a ramp, or strong scaf­fold­ing plank.

Se­cur­ing tie

With the front wheel touch­ing the van’s bulk­head, ca­ble-tie the front brake lever on and put the bike in gear. If you’re putting a bike in on its own, the best way is to use a pair of han­dle­bar straps.

Strap it down

At­tach ratchet straps to the two front tie-down points and then hook them through the bar straps. Find a point near your footrest hang­ers and loop a strap be­tween these and your mid­dle tie points.

Pull her for­ward

Both sets of straps should be pulling the bike down and for­wards so it sits tightly to the bulk­head. Don’t go too over­board though – you could snap your footrest hanger!

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