city bike (No. 7622157)

city bike
Weight
Pcs
city bike
15 kg
1
Total weight:
15 kg
Distance
2237 km
Invoice:
Not required

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Dundee City, Dundee

From 19 Jul 2021 to 25 Jul 2021

Delivery address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona

From 23 Jul 2021 to 31 Jul 2021


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Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you are in need of transporting your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you need to transport it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

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

If you would rather hire a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials needed to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle shipping

Cost of bike shipping mostly depends on the route length as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).