1 (No. 6241577)

1

Total weight [kg]:

15

Distance: 557.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Comunidad De Madrid, Madrid

22 Oct 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Balearic Islands, Ibiza

23 Oct 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection will be useful when you are going on a trip and you are in need of shipping your bicycle. You may also use it if you purchased a bicycle online and you need to move it home. Other typical reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The best container in which you can transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you can transport it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bike (such as bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, try to acquire a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bicycle in the box the better. Before you place the bicycle in the box, you may want to remove all the mobile elements – like lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in separate package or at least wrap them in cardboard and secure them to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding elements (such as gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the package after placing the bicycle in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to reduce jolting during transportation because the bike will not be able to move around inside the box. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to find a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bicycle will be shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bike shipping

Cost of bike transportation mostly hinges on the route length as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Other price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).