Bicycle (No. 7573599)

Weight
Pcs
Bicycle
10 kg
1
Total weight:
10 kg
Distance
1860 km
Invoice:
Not required

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, City Of Bristol, Bristol

From 23 Mar 2021 to 30 Mar 2021

Delivery address and date

Spain, Castile And León, Segovia

From 31 Mar 2021 to 6 Apr 2021


Bicycles

Bicycle transport section comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you need to ship your bike. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you have to transport it home. Other frequent reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The safest container which you can use to ship a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you may transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (for example bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, make sure that you will acquire a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bicycle in the package, you should remove all the mobile elements – such as lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in smaller package or at least wrap them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding parts (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the container after putting your bike in should be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to reduce jostling during transportation because the bike will not be able to move around in the box. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to hire a transport provider to ship your bike, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials needed to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can 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.

Price of bicycle shipping

Cost of bike shipping mostly hinges on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).