1 bicycle (No. 5734538)

1 bicycle

Total weight [kg]:

10

Distance: 1304.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, East Sussex, Lewes

23 Apr 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Cantabria, Novales

30 Apr 2020


Bicycles

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

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The safest box in which you can ship a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you can transport it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the bike (such as bicycle chain). If you do not have original package, try to find a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bicycle in the package, you should remove all the removable elements – like lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in smaller container or at least wrap them in cardboard and then secure them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. Any protruding parts (like bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the box after putting the bicycle in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to reduce jolting during transportation as the bike will be unable to move around inside the box. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to transport the bike, you do not have to worry about providing the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be moved with maximum care.

Price of bike transportation

Cost of bicycle shipping mostly depends on how long the route is and the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).