Bike transport subcategory will be useful when you are going on a trip and you need to ship your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you want to transport it home. Other typical reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.
Getting the bike ready for transportation
The best box in which you can transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you can transport it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the bike (for example bicycle gears). If you do not have original box, make sure that you will find a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bike in the box the better. Before you place the bike in the container, you may want to detach all the mobile elements – e.g. lights or handlebars. After you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in separate box or wrap them in cardboard and attach them to the bike frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 centimeters thick. Any protruding elements (like gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the package after placing your bike in ought to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to reduce any shocks during transportation because the bike will be unable to move around inside the packaging. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape.
If you decide to hire a transport provider to ship 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 can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bicycle will be moved with maximum care.
Price of bicycle shipping
Price of bicycle transportation mostly hinges on the route length as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).
Pick-up address and dateLondon, United Kingdom
Delivery address and dateBarcelona, Spain