Total weight [kg]:10.00
Distance: 800.00 km
Bicycle transport subsection comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you are in need of shipping your vehicle. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you want to transport it home. Another common reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.
Preparing a bicycle for shipping
The best container in which you can ship a bike 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 (like bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, make sure that you will find a box that will be 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 bike in the container, you should remove all the removable elements – for example lights or handlebars. After you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in smaller package or enclose them in cardboard and then attach them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding elements (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the container after placing the bike in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to reduce jostling on the road because the bike will be unable to move around inside the box. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape.
If you decide to hire a transport provider to ship your bike, you don’t need 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 has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be transported with maximum care.
Price of bike shipping
Price of bike transportation mostly depends on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).
Pick-up address and dateÁvila, 05004, Spain
From 4 Sep 2018 to 7 Sep 2018
Delivery address and dateToulouse, France