2 Bicycles (No. 5304850)

2 Bicycles

Total weight [kg]:

50.00

Distance: 2285.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, England, Harrogate

9 Dec 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Comunitat Valenciana, Altea La Vella

14 Dec 2019


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you are in need of transporting your bike. You may also use it if you purchased a bicycle online and you ought to ship it home. Other frequent reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for transportation

The best container which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you can ship it without the packaging but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (like bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, make sure that you will acquire a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bike in the package the better. Before placing the bicycle in the container, you should detach all the removable parts – like lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to place them in smaller box or at least wrap them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding parts (like bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the container after putting your bike in should be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to reduce any shocks during shipping as the bike will not be able to move around in the box. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle transportation

Price of bicycle transportation mostly hinges on how long the route is and the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).