Cyclists who ask for an instant online quote for insurance are being offered the opportunity to win the most luxurious folding bicycle in the world.
Leading cycle insurance provider ilovemybike.co.uk commissioned a one-off, 24ct-gold bike to publicise the forty per cent discount they offer on all folding bicycles.
How was the gold bike made?
The bike started life as a stock Brompton S2L, which was stripped down, polished, plated in copper and finally covered in 24ct gold.
The plating company that undertook the work buys gold from small artisanal mines in order to minimise its environmental impact.
The bar-mounted selector has been replaced by a specially fabricated jockey shift gear change with a pool ball on top.
All cables are gold braid, the spoke nipples are gold. The plastic fittings you use to secure the folding frame have been replaced with stop cock handles.
How can I win the gold bicycle?
At no extra cost, every cycle insurance policy from ilovemybike.co.uk includes new-for-old replacement and accidental damage (race events included), third party insurance, personal accident cover and if you breakdown, they will even come out and recover you and your bike (this service alone costs £35 a year when bought separately).
To enter the draw to win the gold Brompton, simply get an online quote using the button below – it takes less than a minute and there in no obligation to buy.
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