1 (No. 5592683)

1

Total weight [kg]:

35.00

Distance: 0.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Andalucía, Huelva

23 Jan 2020

Delivery address and date

Australia, Queensland, Brisbane City

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection will be useful when you are planning vacation and you are in need of transporting your bike. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you have to move it home. Other typical reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The safest container which you can use to ship a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you may transport it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the vehicle (like bicycle gears). If you do not have original packaging, try to find a box that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bike in the container the better. Before you place the bike in the package, you may want to remove all the mobile elements – like lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to store them in separate package or at least enclose them in cardboard and then 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 foil should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding elements (such as gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the box after placing the bicycle in should be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to reduce jostling during shipping because the bicycle will not be able to move around in the packaging. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for a transport provider to transport your bike, you do not need to provide the materials needed to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bicycle will be shipped as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly depends on how long the route is and the size and weight of the loads. Other price-defining factor is chosen unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).