1 (No. 6283970)

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

Bike transport subsection comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you are in need of transporting your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you want to move it home. Other typical reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

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 may transport it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will find a box that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the package the better. Before placing the bike in the package, you may want to remove all the mobile elements – like lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to place them in smaller box or at least wrap them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding parts (like bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the container after putting the bike in has to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to minimize jolting during shipping because the bike will be unable to move around inside the packaging. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to search for a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you don’t have to provide the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be transported with maximum care.

Price of bicycle shipping

Price of bike transportation mostly depends on the route length as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is chosen unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).