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1 bicycle (No. 6355947)

Total weight [kg]:

18

Distance: 2372.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Andalucía, Manilva

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Surrey, Woking

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subcategory will be useful when you are going on a trip and you need to ship your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you need to move it home. Another frequent reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The best box which you can use to ship a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you can ship it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (such as bicycle gears). If you do not have original packaging, make sure that you will acquire a box that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bicycle in the container the better. Before placing the bicycle in the container, you may want to remove all the removable elements – e.g. lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in separate container or enclose them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding parts (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the package after putting the bicycle in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize jolting during transportation because the bike 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 decide to find a transport provider to ship the bike, you do not need to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be moved with maximum care.

Price of bike transportation

Cost of bicycle shipping mostly depends on the route length and the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).