Help with bike collection Wigan to Northampton

I’m in Northampton and unable to collect,If anyone can assist I could meet up at the services J15a.happy to pay £20 for your time etc too.

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  • If I met you at the aforementioned services could you clarify what you expect to get for £20? Please indicate if other pricing options are available
  • TheBigBean
    TheBigBean Posts: 20,801

    If I met you at the aforementioned services could you clarify what you expect to get for £20? Please indicate if other pricing options are available

    Just a wild guess, but probably the bike you would have picked up in Wigan.
  • gpctc
    gpctc Posts: 11
    Bike has already been paid for
  • gpctc
    gpctc Posts: 11
    This is a bike I’ve bought from eBay,nothing dodgy here,it’s a vintage road bike going to a good home.
  • jpj084WOIyFJ8e
    jpj084WOIyFJ8e Posts: 1
    edited November 2021
    I'm a bit puzzled by this - are you expecting someone on the forum to spend half a day of their life, and take quite a big hit on fuel/car running costs - in order to deliver you a bike? Or are you after a recommendation for a professional courier?
  • laurentian
    laurentian Posts: 2,399
    I suspect the OP is hoping that there is someone on here who is travelling from Wigan, down the M1 past Northampton who would be kind enough to pick up the bike from Wigan and drop it off at J15A services . . .
    Wilier Izoard XP
  • gpctc
    gpctc Posts: 11
    Laurentian you are correct,not expecting this for free if someone wants to earn a little cash.
  • womack
    womack Posts: 566
    If you had posted this on a Sunday morning in the 70's there used to be loads of folk traveling back from an all nighter at the Casino.

    Sadly, the police forced it's closure then some tw-t burnt it down!
  • gpctc
    gpctc Posts: 11
    I’ll offer £30 to anyone coming this way
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,069
    I'm intrigued why you will drive to the services but won't just go on the rest of the way?
  • mully79
    mully79 Posts: 904
    Currently 2 hrs 40 mins @21.10 and 140 mile including M6 toll.

    uk average = 15.8p per mile = £22.12
    plus M6 toll = £7
    Time = UK minimum wage £9.50 x 2:40 = £25.33

    Reasonable total price £54.45

    Couriers probably cheaper.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,069
    mully79 said:

    Currently 2 hrs 40 mins @21.10 and 140 mile including M6 toll.

    uk average = 15.8p per mile = £22.12
    plus M6 toll = £7
    Time = UK minimum wage £9.50 x 2:40 = £25.33

    Reasonable total price £54.45

    Couriers probably cheaper.

    But as mentioned he's working on the basis of someone already making the journey so it would be £30 for some minor detour at the start. The main issue is the likelihood of finding someone on the site doing the journey at a mutually convenient time.
  • mully79
    mully79 Posts: 904
    I know but really ? Why on earth would anyone ever travel from Wigan to Northampton other than to go to Silverstone ?

    It really is more likely that someone will just get payed to nick the bike.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,069
    To escape Wigan for a while?
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,916
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]