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1 bike (No. 6553644)

1 bike

Total weight [kg]:

15

Distance: 1658.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Warwickshire, Royal Leamington Spa

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you are in need of shipping your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you have to ship it home. Other typical reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for transportation

The best box which you can use to ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you may transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the bicycle (for example bicycle gears). If you do not have original package, try to find a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bicycle in the box, you may want to detach all the removable elements – e.g. lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to store them in smaller container or wrap them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding parts (such as bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the box after placing your bicycle in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to minimize jolting on the road as the bicycle will be unable to move around in the packaging. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find 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 can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Price of bike shipping

Price of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on the route length and the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).