2 bicicletas BTT (No. 4536849)

2 bicicletas BTT

Total weight [kg]:

30.00

Distance: 1498.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Greater London, London

From 19 Aug 2019 to 20 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subcategory will be useful when you are planning a trip and you need to transport your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you have to transport it home. Another frequent reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The safest box which you can use to ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you may transport it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bike (e.g. bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, try to acquire a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bicycle in the package, you may want to detach all the mobile elements – for example lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to store them in separate container or at least enclose them in cardboard and then secure them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding elements (like gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the container after putting your bicycle in has to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb jostling on the road because the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the container. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you do not need to provide the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be moved with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly hinges on how long the route is and the size and weight of the loads. Other price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).