When thieves come for your bicycle in the dead of night they have a significant advantage. You are asleep. They have time to prise open sheds and dismantle locks in peace. There is no real alternative to a good insurance policy, but there are simple and cost-effective ways to make a thief’s life more difficult.
Poacher alarms use a simple spring, trip wire and a shotgun blank to create an extremely effective and legal booby-trap to attach to your bicycle when it is on your own property. When tripped by a thief, the device detonates a 150 dB blast of sound; more than enough to startle a thief and raise the alarm. It’s a simple, low-tech means of protecting your bicycle and it cost less than £20.
Environmentally friendly cycle insurance
There are few real alternatives to a good cycle insurance policy. While on the on the face of it, all cycle insurance policies appear the same, the devil is the detail. How much excess you will be charged is just one of the things that varies wildly between providers. Another is so called ‘new-for-old’ replacement – many insurers use this term, but if your bicycle is more than a few years old, devalue it severely. This means you are left out of pocket when you come to replace it.
ETA cycle insurance has been named Britain’s most ethical insurance company by The Good Shopping Guide. We have a low standard excess of 5% (minimum £25) and offer new-for-old for life – however old your bike, if it’s stolen you get enough to buy a new model.
For over 27 years we have been providing straightforward, affordable bicycle insurance. Whether you use your bike to commute, shop, race or amble in the park, ETA Cycle Insurance has you covered.