1 bicicleta (No. 4639573)

1 bicicleta

Total weight [kg]:

24.00

Distance: 2117.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Scotland, Edinburgh

17 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona

27 Aug 2019


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you need to ship your bike. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you have to ship it home. Another common reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The best container in which you can ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you can transport it without the packaging but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (such as bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, try to find a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bicycle in the box the better. Before you place the bicycle in the box, you should detach all the mobile elements – like lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in smaller container or at least wrap them in cardboard and secure them to the bike frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding elements (such as bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the box after placing your bicycle in should be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to absorb jostling during shipping because the bicycle will not be able to move around in the packaging. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to hire a transport provider to ship your bike, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials needed to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be transported with maximum care.

Cost of bike transportation

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly depends on the route length as well as the size and weight of the loads. Other price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).