PxPixel
57 per cent of accident cyclists admit blame - BikeBiz

57 per cent of accident cyclists admit blame

Cyclists should treat their bikes like cars
Author:
Publish date:
capita_cycle_incurance.png

Over half of cyclists (57 per cent) injured while cycling have admitted the injury was their fault.

A survey, made by Capita Insurance Services, also found that over a third of bicycle owners (33 per cent) have sustained an injury on a bike. It also discovered that fourteen per cent of bike owners use their ride for commuting, 52 use it for exercise and almost 30 per cent said they owned a bike that was gathering dust through lack of use. 

Naturally, the insurance firm is using the statistics to encourage cyclists to take out a policy.

“It would be unthinkable for a driver to take to the road in a car that was not adequately insured and cyclists should think the same way," said Mark Boulton, a director at Capita Insurance Services. "If you run the risk of being injured and off work for a sustained period of time due to an accident on the road you may find that you do not qualify for full pay let alone the cost of replacing your bike.

“This survey has been invaluable for us as a business to understand the extent of potential problems and the issues associated with cycling to work or for pleasure. Of those injured, the fact that 34 per cent said they had to take time away from work due to a cycling injury also shows this could pose a wider issue for employers. From our experience, a high number of cyclists believe that they and their bicycles are adequately covered by their home contents insurance however this isn’t always the case.”

“Our advice is for cyclists who regularly use their bicycles to treat them as they would a car – whether they commute to work or use their bike for pleasure. They should take a closer look at their contents insurance to ensure they are legally covered in the event of an accident. It may be the case that further cover is required”.

Over 1,000 consumers were polled at random during the survey.

Featured Jobs

the cycle hub

Showroom Manager

The Cycle Hub I Dubai, United Arab Emirates I Competitive Package & Bonus I Date Published Tuesday 26th June 2018

Giant St Paul Logo

Bike Fitter / Sales Person

Giant St Pauls I City of London I Salary: Negotiable Dependent on Experience I Date Published Thursday 21st June 2018

CRC_Logo_620x349-1

Bike Technician

Chain Reaction Cycles I Ballyclare I Competitive Salary & Benefits Package I Date Published Monday 2nd July 2018

Canyon_Logo_1(1)

Brand Content Writer

Canyon Bicycles GmbH I Koblenz, Germany I Salary: Up to €38,000 I Date Published Tuesday 3rd July 2018

CRC_Logo_620x349-1

Retail Sales Advisor

Chain Reaction Cycles I Belfast I Competitive Salary & Benefits Package I Date Published Monday 2nd July 2018