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5 (No. 5506424)

Total weight [kg]:

35

Distance: 2523.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Girona

11 Feb 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Canarias, Lanzarote

14 Feb 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subcategory will be useful when you are planning vacation and you are in need of transporting your bike. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you want to move it home. Other frequent reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The best box which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you can transport it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (such as bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, try to find a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bike in the box the better. Before you place the bicycle in the package, you may want to detach all the mobile parts – for example lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to place them in smaller container or enclose them in cardboard and then secure them to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and 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 protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the box after placing the bike in ought to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to reduce jostling during shipping because the bike will be unable to move around inside the box. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to hire a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle transportation

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