4 (No. 5751794)

4

Total weight [kg]:

45

Distance: 2205.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Community Of Madrid, Madrid

19 May 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Canary Islands, Arrecife

20 May 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport section will be useful when you are going on vacation and you are in need of transporting your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you want to ship it home. Another typical reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The best box which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you may ship it without the packaging but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the bike (such as bicycle chain). If you do not have original box, make sure that you will find a box that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bike in the package the better. Before placing the bike in the package, you should remove all the mobile elements – for example lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to place them in separate box or at least wrap them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding elements (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the box after putting the bike in has to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to reduce any shocks on the road because the bike will not be able to move around inside the box. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to ship your bike, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Price of bicycle transportation mostly hinges on the route length and the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).