Bici de paseo (No. 7794777)

Bici de paseo
Bici de paseo
10 kg
Total weight:
10 kg
1799 km
Private person

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge

From 1 Sep 2021 to 30 Sep 2021

Delivery address and date

Spain, Community Of Madrid, Madrid

Flexible dates

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

Preparing a bike for shipping

The safest container in which you can ship a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you may ship it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will acquire a box that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bike in the box, you should detach all the mobile elements – like lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to store them in separate box or at least enclose them in cardboard and 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 centimeters thick. All of the protruding elements (such as bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the container after putting the bike in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to absorb jolting on the road because the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the container. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to ship your bike, you do not need to worry about providing the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle shipping

Cost of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on the route length and the size and weight of the bikes. Other price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).