2 bikes (No. 5523891)

2 bikes

Total weight [kg]:

30

Distance: 2282.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Andalucía, Roquetas De Mar

13 Apr 2020

Delivery address and date

Netherlands, South Holland, Gouda

26 Apr 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory will be useful when you are planning a trip and you are in need of shipping your bike. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you need to move it home. Another frequent reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The safest container in which you can ship a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you can transport it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the bicycle (e.g. bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, make sure that you will find a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bike in the package the better. Before you place the bike in the container, you should detach all the removable parts – e.g. lights or saddles.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to place them in separate container or at least enclose them in cardboard and then secure them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding parts (like bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the package after putting your bike in has to be filled with paper, styrofoam 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. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to ship the bike, you don’t need to provide the materials needed to safely transport your bike – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be transported with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle shipping

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly depends on the route length and the size and weight of the bikes. Other price-defining factor is preferred delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).