Ladies mountain bike (No. 7780460)

Ladies mountain bike
Ladies mountain bike
9 kg
Total weight:
9 kg
2494 km
Private person

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Northamptonshire, Towcester

From 2 Oct 2021 to 3 Oct 2021

Delivery address and date

Portugal, Faro, Quarteira

From 4 Oct 2021 to 9 Oct 2021

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

Preparing a bike for shipping

The best box which you can use to ship a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you can transport it without the container but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the bike (such as bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, try to find a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bicycle in the box the better. Before placing the bicycle in the box, you should detach all the mobile parts – such as lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in smaller package or wrap them in cardboard and then attach them to the bike frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding parts (like bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the box after putting your bicycle in ought to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to minimize any shocks during shipping as 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 would rather hire a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you do not have to worry about providing the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be moved as safely as possible.

Price of bike transportation

Price of bicycle shipping mostly depends on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is preferred delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).