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1 (No. 6176846)

Total weight [kg]:

7

Distance: 1877.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Valencian Community, Arenals Del Sol

20 Jul 2020

Delivery address and date

Netherlands, Limburg, Maastricht

3 Aug 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport section comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you are in need of transporting your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you need to transport it home. Another common reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The best box in which you can ship a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you may transport it without the box but you risk damaging more fragile parts of the vehicle (such as bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, make sure that you will acquire a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bike in the container the better. Before you place the bike in the package, you may want to detach all the removable parts – such as lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to place them in smaller box or at least enclose them in cardboard and attach them to the bike frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding elements (such as bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space remaining in the container after putting the bicycle in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to reduce jolting during transportation because the bicycle will not be able to move around in the container. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to transport the bike, you do not have to worry about providing the materials needed to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be shipped as safely as possible.

Cost of bike shipping

Cost of bike transportation mostly depends on the route length and the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).