3 (No. 5727335)

3

Total weight [kg]:

6000

Distance: 3645.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Cologne

14 Feb 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Canarias, Lanzarote

3 Apr 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subcategory will be useful when you are planning a trip and you need to ship your bike. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you ought to ship it home. Another common reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The safest box in which you can transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you may ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bike (such as bicycle gears). If you do not have original packaging, make sure that you will acquire a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bike in the package, you should remove all the removable elements – like lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in separate box or enclose them in cardboard and secure them to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding parts (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the box after putting the bicycle in should be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to reduce any shocks during transportation as the bicycle will be unable to move around in the container. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to find a transport provider to ship the bike, you do not need to worry about providing the materials needed to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be moved with maximum care.

Cost of bike transportation

Price of bike transportation mostly depends on the route length as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Other price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).