1 bicycle (No. 5663403)

1 bicycle

Total weight [kg]:

22

Distance: 3888.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Hampshire, Basingstoke

18 May 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Canarias, Playa Blanca

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport section will be useful when you are going on a trip and you are in need of transporting your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you want to move it home. Other typical reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The best box in which you can ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you can transport it without the packaging but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (such as bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, make sure that you will find a box that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bike in the box the better. Before you place the bicycle in the container, you should remove all the mobile elements – like lights or saddles.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in separate package or at least wrap them in cardboard and then attach them to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding parts (for example bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space remaining in the package after putting your bicycle in ought to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize jolting during transportation as the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the packaging. 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 don’t need to worry about providing the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Price of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Other price-defining factor is preferred delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).