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1 bike (No. 6502434)

Total weight [kg]:

10

Distance: 2595.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Andalucía, La Línea De La Concepción

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Ireland, Cork, Cork

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport category comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you need to transport your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you have to ship it home. Other frequent reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The safest 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 container but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the bike (e.g. bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will find a box that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bicycle in the package, you should remove all the mobile parts – for example lights or saddles.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to store them in separate package or at least wrap them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bicycle frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding parts (like bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the container after placing your bicycle in has to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to minimize jostling during transportation as the bike will not be able to move around in the packaging. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather hire a transport provider to ship your bike, 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 assure that the bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Cost of bike shipping mostly hinges on the route length and the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is preferred delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).