1bycicle (No. 5789058)

1bycicle

Total weight [kg]:

25

Distance: 2196.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Greater London, London

16 Jul 2020

Delivery address and date

Portugal, Área Metropolitana De Lisboa, Lisbon

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection will be useful when you are going on a trip and you need to transport your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you want to ship it home. Another common reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The safest box which you can use to ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you can ship it without the packaging but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (like bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, make sure that you will acquire a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bike in the package the better. Before placing the bicycle in the package, you may want to detach all the removable parts – such as lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in smaller container or wrap them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. Any protruding elements (like bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the box after putting your bicycle in has to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to reduce any shocks during transportation because the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the packaging. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to transport your bike, you do not 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. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Price of bike shipping

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