2 bicycles (No. 5920998)

2 bicycles

Total weight [kg]:

15

Distance: 2133.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Igualada

9 Jul 2020

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Fife, Kirkcaldy

16 Jul 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory will be useful when you are going on vacation and you need to transport your bike. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you have to move it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The best box in which you can ship a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you may transport it without the box but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the bike (e.g. bicycle chain). If you do not have original package, try to find a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bicycle in the box the better. Before placing the bike in the box, you may want to remove all the removable elements – e.g. lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in smaller box or at least enclose them in cardboard and attach them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding parts (like bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space remaining in the box after putting the bicycle in should be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to minimize any shocks during shipping because the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the container. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to ship the bike, you do not have to worry about providing the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be transported with maximum care.

Cost of bike transportation

Cost of bicycle shipping mostly depends on the route length and the size and weight of the cargo. Other price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).