Cyclists in Eire and Northern Ireland are having a hard time of it.
First came the news this summer that electrically-assisted bicycles in Northern Ireland have no legal classification and as a result are considered in law to be little different from mopeds and as such require insurance, and MOT and VED to be paid. Over the border, the transport minister has called for high-visibility clothing to be compulsory for cyclists.
Neither situation has a rational justification. In the case of the electric bicycle classification, whilst there have been no reports of prosecution, the current situation places the riders of electric bicycles in a legal limbo. For our part here at The ETA, we can reassure our customers in Northern Ireland that their electric bicycles that their cover remains unaffected. As many countries around the world discover the environmental benefits of electric bicycles – particularly as a means of encouraging modal shift from cars to bikes – we hope that Northern Ireland quickly falls into line.
Protection for you and your bike
ETA Cycle Insurance doesn’t just protect you against that moment you realise you have smashed the bike on your roof rack.
The one true test of a cycle insurance company is what happens when you make a claim – it’s why we don’t farm the process out to a third party like other providers. Your claim is dealt with by one of us here and you are always welcome to call us directly. It’s also the reason we will never devalue your bicycle, no matter how old it is.
You may have noticed we don’t claim to be the cheapest product on the market, but should you ever need to make a claim, you’ll understand why we consider ourselves the best. Perhaps it’s why we are awarded the title of Britain’s most ethical insurance company year after year.
Should the worst happen, and you are involved in a collision, we have an excellent legal team ready to fight your corner. We also offer up to £250 for a hire bike if yours is vandalised, damaged accidentally or stolen.
Over the last 27 years we have earned an excellent reputation for cover that is comprehensive and a relationship with our customers that is friendly and fair. Whether you are looking for cycle insurance for commuting, mountain biking, triathlon, sportives or just ambling in the park with your family, our comprehensive policy has you covered.
Find out more about why we are different. Get an instant quote or call our friendly team on 0333 000 1234.