2 (No. 5049106)

2

Total weight [kg]:

15.00

Distance: 637.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Comunidad De Madrid, Madrid

17 Oct 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Balearic Islands, Palma

20 Oct 2019


Bicycles

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

Preparing a bike for transportation

The best box which you can use to transport a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you may transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (for example bicycle chain). If you do not have original package, try to find a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bike in the package the better. Before you place the bike in the package, you may want to remove all the mobile elements – like lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to store them in smaller package or at least enclose them in cardboard and secure them to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding parts (for example bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the box after putting the bike in should be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to reduce jolting on the road as the bicycle will not be able to move around in the box. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you don’t have to provide the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle shipping

Price of bike transportation mostly depends on the route length as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).