1 bicycle (No. 5561923)

1 bicycle

Total weight [kg]:

13.00

Distance: 2177.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Gwynedd, Bangor

26 May 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Community Of Madrid, Madrid

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport category will be useful when you are planning vacation and you are in need of shipping your vehicle. You may also use it if you purchased a bicycle online and you ought to ship it home. Another frequent reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The best box in which you can transport a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you can ship it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the bike (e.g. bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, try to find a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bike in the container the better. Before you place the bike in the container, you may want to remove all the mobile parts – e.g. lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to place them in separate box or at least wrap them in cardboard and secure them to the bicycle frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding parts (like gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the package after placing your bicycle in ought to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to absorb jolting during transportation as the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the box. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to ship the bike, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle shipping

Price of bike transportation mostly hinges on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).