1 bicicleta (No. 5913979)

Total weight [kg]:

25

Distance: 710.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Comunidad De Madrid, Madrid

31 Jul 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Andalusia, Barbate

1 Aug 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport section will be useful when you are planning vacation and you are in need of shipping your bike. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you need to move it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The safest box in which you can transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you may ship it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the vehicle (like bicycle gears). If you do not have original box, 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 bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bicycle in the box, you may want to detach all the mobile parts – such as lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in smaller box or enclose them in cardboard and secure them to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding elements (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the container after placing your bicycle in should be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to minimize jostling during shipping as the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the box. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to hire a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you do not need to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Price of bike shipping

Price of bike shipping mostly depends on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).