You can ride 1,000 uneventful miles only for the puncture fairy to strike with a vengeance.
Nobody knows why, but punctures, like buses, tend to turn up in twos and threes. But however unwelcome an interruption your next puncture will be, you can ensure your roadside pit-stop runs smoothly by carrying the correct tools.
With the weather finally improving and many bikes emerging from winter hibernation, we have five micro saddle bags and puncture repair kits to give away. If you have cycle insurance with us, don’t forget that it includes breakdown cover – if you suffer a mechanical breakdown while our cycling (including punctures), we’ll arrange for you and your bike to be recovered.
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Ethical cycle insurance
On the face of it, one cycle insurance policy is much like another, but the devil is the detail. Check your small print for so-called ‘new-for-old’ replacement – many insurers use the 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.
With ETA cycle insurance, however old the bike, if it’s stolen you get enough to buy a new model. Furthermore, every cycle insurance policy you buy from us helps support the work of the ETA Trust, our charity campaigning for a cleaner, safer transport future. Little wonder The Good Shopping Guide has voted us Britain’s most ethical insurance company.