3 bicicletas (No. 5836827)

3 bicicletas

Total weight [kg]:

70

Distance: 2637.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Comunitat Valenciana, Villena

1 Aug 2020

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Scotland, Glasgow City

7 Aug 2020


Bicycles

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

Getting the bicycle ready for transportation

The best container which you can use to ship a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you can transport it without the packaging but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the bicycle (e.g. bicycle chain). If you do not have original box, try to find a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the box the better. Before placing the bike in the box, you should detach all the removable parts – for example lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in smaller box or at least enclose them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding parts (such as gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the box after placing the bike in should be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to absorb any shocks during shipping because the bike will be unable to move around in the box. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to transport your bike, you do not need to provide the materials required 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 shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bike shipping

Cost of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is chosen unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).