2 (No. 5892067)

2

Total weight [kg]:

30

Distance: 493.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Galicia, Santiago De Compostela

4 Jul 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Cantabria, Santander

5 Jul 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport section will be useful when you are going on vacation and you are in need of shipping your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you have to transport it home. Another frequent reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The best container in which you can ship a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you can transport it without the packaging but you risk damaging more fragile parts of the bicycle (for example bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, make sure that you will find a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bicycle in the package, you may want to remove all the removable elements – like lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in separate container or at least enclose them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding parts (for example gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the container after putting the bike in has to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to minimize jolting on the road as the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the packaging. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you do not need to provide the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle transportation

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