2 (No. 5596531)

2

Total weight [kg]:

60.00

Distance: 2085.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Berlin, Berlin

29 Jun 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Cantabria, Torrelavega

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport category will be useful when you are planning vacation and you need to ship your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you want to move it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The best box in which you can ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you can ship it without the box but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (e.g. bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, try to find a box that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bike in the package the better. Before you place the bike in the box, you should remove all the removable parts – such as lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in smaller box or enclose them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bicycle frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding elements (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the container after putting your bicycle in should be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to absorb jolting during transportation as the bicycle will not be able to move around in the box. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to ship your bike, you don’t need to provide the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that your bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Price of bike transportation

Price of bike shipping mostly depends on how long the route is and the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).