4 (No. 5207358)

4

Total weight [kg]:

35.00

Distance: 1497.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Community Of Madrid, Madrid

20 Mar 2020

Delivery address and date

France, Hauts-De-France, Roubaix

27 Mar 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport section comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you are in need of shipping your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you need to move it home. Other frequent reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The safest box in which you can transport a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you may transport it without the packaging but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the vehicle (such as bicycle chain). If you do not have original package, try to acquire 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 placing the bike in the package, you should remove all the mobile elements – e.g. lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to place them in smaller container or enclose them in cardboard and attach them to the bike frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding elements (for example gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the container after placing your bike in has to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to minimize jolting on the road as the bicycle will be unable to move around in the packaging. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather hire a transport provider to ship the bike, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle shipping

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