30 bicicletas (No. 5278462)

30 bicicletas

Total weight [kg]:

300.00

Distance: 1238.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Comunidad De Madrid, Madrid

10 Jul 2020

Delivery address and date

France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Proveysieux

12 Jul 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you are in need of shipping your bicycle. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you ought to move it home. Another frequent reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The safest container in which you can transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you may ship it without the container but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the vehicle (for example bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, try to acquire a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bicycle in the box the better. Before you place the bike in the container, you should remove all the removable elements – e.g. lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to store them in smaller box or wrap them in cardboard and secure them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding elements (like gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space remaining in the box after placing your bicycle in has to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to minimize any shocks during transportation as the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the packaging. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for a transport provider to transport the bike, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can take care of 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.

Price of bike transportation

Price of bicycle shipping mostly depends on the route length as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is preferred delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).