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2 (No. 4702540)

2

Total weight [kg]:

20.00

Distance: 154.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Andalusia, Islantilla

15 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Andalusia, Alcalá De Guadaíra

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection will be useful when you are going on a trip and you are in need of transporting your bike. You may also use it if you purchased a bicycle online and you have to ship it home. Other typical reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The safest container in which you can ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you can transport it without the box but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (for example bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, try to find a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bicycle in the box, you should detach all the mobile elements – such as lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in smaller container or at least enclose them in cardboard and then secure them to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding elements (for example gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space remaining in the container after placing the bicycle in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to reduce jolting on the road because the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the container. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you do not have to provide the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be shipped as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Price of bicycle shipping mostly depends on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Other price-defining factor is chosen unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).