1 bicycle (No. 4836666)

1 bicycle

Total weight [kg]:

9.00

Distance: 1769.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Greater London, London Colney

11 Oct 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Balearic Islands, Palma

20 Oct 2019


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subcategory will be useful when you are going on vacation and you are in need of shipping your vehicle. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you ought to ship it home. Another frequent reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The best box which you can use to ship 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 delicate elements of the vehicle (such as bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, try to find a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bicycle in the package, you should detach all the mobile parts – like lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in smaller box or wrap them in cardboard and then secure them to the bike frame. Furthemore it is best 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 parts (like gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the package after putting the bike in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to absorb any shocks on the road because the bike will not be able to move around inside the packaging. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you don’t need to provide the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be moved as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle transportation

Cost of bike transportation mostly hinges on the route length as well as the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).