2 rowery (No. 7148022)

2 rowery

Total weight [kg]:

30

Distance: 2408.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Poland, Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Rzeszow

1 Jun 2021

Delivery address and date

France, Occitanie, Lourdes

3 Jun 2021


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection will be useful when you are planning vacation and you need to ship your bicycle. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you have to ship it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The best container in which you can ship a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you can transport it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (for example bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, try to find a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bicycle in the box the better. Before you place the bike in the package, you may want to remove all the mobile elements – such as lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in separate container or wrap them in cardboard and attach them to the bike frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding elements (for example bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the package after putting your bike in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb jostling during shipping because the bicycle will be unable to move around in the container. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be moved with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle shipping

Price of bike shipping mostly depends on the route length and the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).