2 bikes (No. 4691424)

Total weight [kg]:

50.00

Distance: 1991.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Norfolk, Hellesdon

From 18 Aug 2019 to 20 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Comunitat Valenciana, Valencia

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection will be useful when you are going on a trip and you are in need of shipping your bike. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you ought to transport it home. Another common reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The best box in which you can transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you can ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, try to acquire a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bike in the container the better. Before you place the bike in the container, you may want to remove all the mobile elements – such as lights or saddles.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to store them in smaller container or enclose them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding elements (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the container after placing your bicycle in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to minimize any shocks during transportation because the bike will not be able to move around in the container. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to search for a transport provider to ship the bike, you don’t have to provide the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – 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 bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bike transportation

Price of bike transportation mostly depends on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).