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1 (No. 5289950)

1

Total weight [kg]:

12.00

Distance: 1732.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, England, London

3 Nov 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Community Of Madrid, Torrejón De Ardoz

10 Nov 2019


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection will be useful when you are going on a trip and you are in need of shipping your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you ought to transport it home. Other typical reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The best container in which you can ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you can ship it without the packaging but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (for example bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, try to find a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bike in the box, you may want to remove all the removable elements – for example lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in smaller container or at least wrap them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 centimeters. Any protruding elements (such as bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the box after putting your bicycle in ought to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to absorb jostling during shipping as the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the box. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to ship the bike, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be shipped with maximum care.

Price of bike transportation

Price of bicycle shipping mostly depends on the route length and the size and weight of the bikes. Other price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).