2 bicycles (No. 5853746)

2 bicycles

Total weight [kg]:

25

Distance: 708.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona

From 5 Apr 2020 to 6 Apr 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Cantabria, Santander

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you are in need of shipping your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you ought to ship it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport subcategory is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The safest container in which you can transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike is not brand new, you can transport it without the packaging but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (for example bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, make sure that you will acquire a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bicycle in the box, you may want to remove all the removable elements – such as lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to place them in smaller package or enclose them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 centimeters. Any protruding elements (such as gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the container after putting your bike in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to reduce jostling during transportation as the bicycle will not be able to move around in the container. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to search for a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you do not need to worry about providing the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle shipping

Cost of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Other price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).