3 (No. 4709307)

3

Total weight [kg]:

40.00

Distance: 1381.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Castile And León, Burgos

From 15 Aug 2019 to 19 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, England, Bath

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you need to transport your bike. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you have to move it home. Another typical reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The best container which you can use to ship a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you may transport it without the box but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the vehicle (for example bicycle chain). If you do not have original package, try to acquire a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bike in the box, you may want to remove all the removable parts – like lights or saddles.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to store them in separate container or wrap them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding elements (such as gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the container after putting the bike in ought to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to absorb jostling during transportation because the bike will not be able to move around in 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 do not have to provide the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Price of bike transportation

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