8 bicilcetas (No. 5857321)

8 bicilcetas

Total weight [kg]:

100

Distance: 1887.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Canary Islands, Las Palmas De Gran Canaria

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Spain, Comunidad De Madrid, Cadalso De Los Vidrios

18 Apr 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category will be useful when you are going on a trip and you need to transport your vehicle. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you want to move it home. Another common reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The best container which you can use to ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you may ship it without the box but you risk damaging more fragile parts of the bicycle (like bicycle chain). If you do not have original package, try to acquire a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bike in the box the better. Before you place the bicycle in the box, you may want to detach all the removable parts – such as lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to place them in separate box or at least enclose them in cardboard and then attach them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding elements (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the box after placing your bike in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to reduce jostling on the road as the bike will not be able to move around inside the container. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you do not have to worry about providing the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be moved with maximum care.

Cost of bike shipping

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly hinges on the route length as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Other price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).