6 (No. 5852924)

6

Total weight [kg]:

90

Distance: 886.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona

26 May 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Castile And León, Ponferrada

30 May 2020


Bicycles

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

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The best box in which you can ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you may ship it without the box but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (like bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, try to acquire a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bicycle in the container the better. Before placing the bike in the package, you should detach all the removable elements – e.g. lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in separate package or at least wrap them in cardboard and attach them to the bicycle frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding parts (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the container after putting the bike in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb jostling during shipping as the bike will be unable to move around in the packaging. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to search for a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle transportation

Price of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).