Bicicleta electrica (No. 7189920)

Bicicleta electrica

Total weight [kg]:

25

Distance: 2656.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Galicia, Vigo

27 Feb 2021

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

3 Mar 2021


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subcategory comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you need to ship your bike. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you want to move it home. Other frequent reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The best container in which you can transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike is not brand new, you can transport it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (such as bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, make sure that you will acquire a box that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bicycle in the box, you may want to remove all the removable elements – like lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in separate package or enclose them in cardboard and then attach them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding parts (such as bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the package after placing the bicycle in ought to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to reduce jostling during transportation as the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the packaging. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you do not need to provide the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bike transportation

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