3 bicicletas (No. 4811060)

3 bicicletas

Total weight [kg]:

30.00

Distance: 629.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Comunidad De Madrid, Madrid

26 Sep 2019

Delivery address and date

Portugal, Área Metropolitana De Lisboa, Lisbon

28 Sep 2019


Bicycles

Bike transport category will be useful when you are going on a trip and you are in need of shipping your bicycle. You may also use it if you bought a bicycle online and you need to move it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The best container which you can use to transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you may ship it without the box but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (like bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will find a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bike in the box the better. Before you place the bike in the package, you should remove all the mobile parts – for example lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in separate container or at least wrap them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding parts (such as bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the box after placing the bike in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize any shocks on the road as the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the container. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you don’t need to provide 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 assure that the bicycle will be shipped 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 preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).