5 (No. 5139386)

5

Total weight [kg]:

70.00

Distance: 949.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Galicia, Vigo

11 Feb 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Comunitat Valenciana, Valencia

16 Feb 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport section comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you need to ship your bike. You may also use it if you bought a bicycle online and you want to ship it home. Other common reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The best container in which you can transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you can ship it without the packaging but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the vehicle (for example bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, try to find a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bicycle in the container, you should detach all the mobile parts – for example lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to store them in smaller container or enclose them in cardboard and secure them to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding parts (for example bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the package after putting your bike in has to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to minimize any shocks on the road as the bike will be unable to move around inside the container. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to ship the bike, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be transported with maximum care.

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).