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Bicycle (No. 6460276)

Total weight [kg]:

10

Distance: 2398.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Andalusia, Chiclana De La Frontera

10 Sep 2020

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge

16 Sep 2020


Bicycles

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

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The safest container which you can use to ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you can ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (like bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, make sure that you will acquire a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bicycle in the container the better. Before placing the bike in the container, you may want to remove all the mobile elements – for example lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to store them in separate box or wrap them in cardboard and attach them to the bike frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (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 remaining in the package after putting your bicycle in should be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to reduce jostling on the road as the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the packaging. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you don’t have to provide the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be shipped with maximum care.

Price of bike shipping

Price of bike transportation mostly hinges on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).