It’s an unfortunate fact of life; bicycles can break down. Even the shortest journey comes to an abrupt halt if you can’t fix a flat tyre, broken chain or buckled wheel at the roadside. It’s why 30 years ago we launched Cycle Rescue – the first breakdown cover policy for bicycles.
ETA Cycle Rescue covers e-bikes, too. If you ride a road-legal electric bicycle, we’ll cover it against mechanical faults, punctures or a flat battery.
How much does bicycle breakdown cost?
Cycle Rescue costs only £24 per year with no hidden extras to pay if your bicycle suffers a breakdown.
How does bicycle breakdown cover work?
If you suffer a breakdown (including punctures) while out cycling, or are unable to continue due to an injury, our 24-hour Cycle Rescue team is on hand to arrange transport for you and your bicycle to a safe location.
I’m new to cycling – do I need breakdown cover for my bicycle?
Breakdown cover for bicycles is as useful for experienced riders as it is for novices. After all, who knows when a breakdown is around the corner?
Get Cycle Rescue for free when you buy ETA cycle insurance
Every cycle insurance policy of ours includes the following as standard:
• Theft, accidental damage & vandalism
• E-bike battery theft cover
• Cycle Rescue
• No devaluation of your bike over time
• £2m third party PLUS £20,000 personal accident cover
• Shed and garage storage
• Low standard excess of 5% (£50 minimum)
Read a full list of everything we include as standard.
The ethical choice
The ETA was established in 1990 as an ethical provider of green, reliable travel services. Over 30 years on, we continue to offer cycle insurance , breakdown cover and mobility scooter insurance while putting concern for the environment at the heart of all we do.
The Good Shopping Guide judges us to be the UK’s most ethical provider.