Total weight [kg]:20.00
Distance: 624.00 km
Bicycle transport subcategory will be useful when you are going on vacation and you need to ship your bicycle. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you have to transport it home. Other frequent reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.
Getting the bicycle ready for transportation
The safest box in which you can transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you may ship it without the container but you risk damaging more fragile parts of the bike (for example bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will find a box that will be the most fitting 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 should detach all the removable elements – e.g. lights or saddles. Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in separate container or enclose them in cardboard and then attach them to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 centimeters. Any protruding elements (for example bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the container after placing the bike in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to absorb jolting during shipping because the bicycle will not be able to move around in the packaging. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape.
If you decide to hire a transport provider to transport the bike, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be moved as safely as possible.
Price of bike shipping
Cost of bike transportation mostly depends on the route length and the size and weight of the loads. Other price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).
Pick-up address and dateBarcelona, Spain
21 Mar 2018
Delivery address and dateMadrid, Spain
23 Mar 2018