Bicicleta (No. 7231462)

Bicicleta

Total weight [kg]:

15

Distance: 1974.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Canary Islands, Santa Cruz De Tenerife

From 18 Jan 2021 to 26 Feb 2021

Delivery address and date

Spain, Comunidad De Madrid, Alcobendas

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport section comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you need to ship your bike. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you need to transport it home. Other frequent reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The safest container which you can use to ship a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you may ship it without the box but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the vehicle (for example bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, make sure that you will find a box that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bike in the container, you should remove all the mobile elements – e.g. lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to place them in smaller package or wrap them in cardboard and then attach them to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 centimeters. Any protruding parts (like gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the package after putting your bike in has to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to minimize any shocks during shipping because the bike will be unable to move around in the packaging. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to search for a transport provider to transport your bike, you do not have to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle shipping

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