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2 bicycles (No. 4822216)

2 bicycles

Total weight [kg]:

60.00

Distance: 1521.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona

28 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, England, Woking

10 Sep 2019


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you need to transport your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you need to transport it home. Another common reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The best container which you can use to ship a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike is not brand new, you may ship it without the packaging but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the bike (like bicycle gears). If you do not have original box, make sure that you will acquire a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bike in the package the better. Before you place the bicycle in the box, you should remove all the removable parts – for example lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to store them in separate box or wrap them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding elements (such as gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the package after putting your bicycle in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to absorb jostling during shipping because the bike will not be able to move around inside the container. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you do not have to provide the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Cost of bike transportation

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