1 bicicleta (No. 5747546)

1 bicicleta

Total weight [kg]:

20

Distance: 650.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Portugal, Lisbon, Cascais

28 Sep 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Comunidad De Madrid, Madrid

9 Oct 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subcategory comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you need to transport your bike. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you want to ship it home. Other frequent reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The best container which you can use to ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you may ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle chain). If you do not have original box, make sure that you will find a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bike in the container, you should detach all the removable parts – for example lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in smaller package or at least enclose them in cardboard and secure them to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. Any protruding parts (for example bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the box after putting your bike in ought to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize jolting during transportation as the bike will not be able to move around in the container. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather hire a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you do not need to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bike 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 preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).