1 (No. 4851730)

1

Total weight [kg]:

14.00

Distance: 1707.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Czech Republic, Hlavní Město Praha, Prague

20 Sep 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Centelles

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection will be useful when you are going on a trip and you need to transport your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you want to move it home. Other typical reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The safest container which you can use to ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you can transport it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the bicycle (for example bicycle gears). If you do not have original package, try to find a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bike in the box, you may want to detach all the mobile elements – such as lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in smaller container or at least wrap them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding parts (like bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the package after putting your bicycle in has to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to minimize jolting on the road as the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the container. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather hire a transport provider to transport your bike, you do not have to provide the materials needed to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be moved with maximum care.

Price of bicycle transportation

Cost of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on how long the route is and the size and weight of the bikes. Other price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).