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3 (No. 5532815)

Total weight [kg]:

48

Distance: 1571.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Region Of Murcia, Bullas

16 Mar 2020

Delivery address and date

Italy, Lombardy, Milan

18 Mar 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you need to ship your bike. You may also use it if you purchased a bicycle online and you want to ship it home. Another typical reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for transportation

The best container in which you can ship a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you may ship it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bike (e.g. bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, make sure that you will acquire a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bicycle in the box the better. Before placing the bicycle in the box, you should remove all the removable elements – e.g. lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to place them in separate package or enclose them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally 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. Any protruding parts (such as gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the container after placing your bicycle in should be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to reduce any shocks on the road as the bike 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 transport your bicycle, you do not have to provide the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Cost of bike shipping mostly depends on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).