3 (No. 7207575)

3

Total weight [kg]:

15

Distance: 778.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Andalusia, Seville

2 Jul 2021

Delivery address and date

Spain, Asturias, Oviedo

4 Jul 2021

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Bicycles

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

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The best container in which you can transport a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you can transport it without the container but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the bike (like bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will find a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bicycle in the container, you should remove all the mobile elements – like lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to store them in smaller package or enclose them in cardboard and then attach them to the bike frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding parts (such as gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the box after putting the bicycle in should be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to minimize jolting during transportation as the bike will not be able to move around in the box. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to ship your bike, you do not have to provide the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be shipped as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle shipping

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly depends on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the loads. Other price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).