2 (No. 5096906)

2

Total weight [kg]:

30.00

Distance: 601.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Galicia, Santiago De Compostela

10 Jun 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Comunidad De Madrid, Madrid

13 Jun 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you are in need of shipping your bike. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you have to transport it home. Other typical reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The safest container in which you can ship a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike is not brand new, you may transport it without the packaging but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (like bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, make sure that you will find a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bicycle in the container, you may want to detach all the removable elements – like lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in separate package or enclose them in cardboard and attach them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding elements (for example gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the package after putting the bike in ought to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to reduce any shocks during transportation as the bike will be unable to move around inside the box. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to ship the bike, you do not have to provide the materials needed to safely transport your bike – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle shipping

Cost of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).