2 bicycles (No. 5666715)

2 bicycles

Total weight [kg]:

40

Distance: 2439.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Devon, Barnstaple

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Spain, Andalusia, Granada

25 Mar 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport section comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you are in need of transporting your bike. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you need to move it home. Other frequent reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The best container which you can use to ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you may transport it without the container but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the bike (e.g. bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, try to acquire a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bicycle in the package the better. Before placing the bike in the box, you should remove all the mobile parts – for example lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to place them in separate container or at least enclose them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bike frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding elements (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the box after putting the bicycle in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to minimize jolting during shipping as the bike will be unable to move around in the packaging. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you do not have to provide the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Price of bike transportation

Cost of bicycle shipping mostly depends on how long the route is and the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is preferred delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).