1 (No. 6241595)

1

Total weight [kg]:

15

Distance: 557.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Comunidad De Madrid, Madrid

23 Oct 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Balearic Islands, Ibiza

24 Oct 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you need to transport your bicycle. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you have to transport it home. Another frequent reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subcategory is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The safest box which you can use to ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you can transport it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (like bicycle gears). If you do not have original box, make sure that you will acquire a box that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the container the better. Before placing the bike in the box, you should detach all the removable elements – such as lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in smaller box or at least wrap them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding parts (for example bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the package after placing your bike in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to absorb jostling during shipping as the bike will not be able to move around in the box. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to ship your bike, you do not have to provide the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle 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 unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).