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1 bicycle (No. 6429681)

1 bicycle

Total weight [kg]:

17

Distance: 2211.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Galicia, Tui

7 Sep 2020

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Leicestershire, Loughborough

13 Sep 2020


Bicycles

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

Preparing a bike for shipping

The best box in which you can transport 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 fragile elements of the bike (for example bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, try to find a container that is 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 package, you may want to remove all the mobile elements – for example lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to place them in separate box or wrap them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding parts (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the container after putting the bike in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to reduce jostling on the road as the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the container. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to ship the bike, you do not need to provide the materials needed to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bike shipping

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