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1 Bike (No. 4710204)

1 Bike

Total weight [kg]:

19.00

Distance: 1551.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, West Sussex, Littlehampton

From 1 Aug 2019 to 14 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport category comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you need to transport your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you ought to ship it home. Another typical reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The best container which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you can ship it without the packaging but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the bike (like 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 fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bike in the box the better. Before you place the bike in the box, you should remove all the removable parts – for example lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to place them in separate box or wrap them in cardboard and attach them to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding parts (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the container after putting your bicycle in should be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize jolting during transportation as the bike will be unable to move around inside the container. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be shipped with maximum care.

Price of bike transportation

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