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Specialist cycling insurer Bikmo partners with BikeRegister

Specialist cycling insurer Bikmo has partnered with BikeRegister. The business is the official insurance partner to British Cycling and provides cover to thousands of riders across the UK. BikeRegister is the UK’s national bike marking and registration scheme. Officially approved by the police and used by every force across the …

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TfL and Mayor partner with Halfords to tackle bike theft

Transport for London (TfL) has launched a new collaboration with Halfords to encourage Londoners to safely and securely lock up their bikes and reduce the risk of theft. From today, everyone who completes TfL’s online Cycle Skills course will receive 15% off Halfords’ own brand locks, as well as lights …

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Cycleplan sees sales increase by 315%

Cycleplan has seen a 315% sales increase since the start of lockdown. Analysing three years of internal data, Cycleplan found the most common claims to be theft and damage, including malicious damage caused intentionally by a third party. The specialist insurance provider is also urging cyclists to check the details …

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E-bikes stolen from Huddersfield bike shop

Detectives in Kirklees are appealing for information after a burglary at Earnshaws Superbikes on Manchester Road, Huddersfield, in the early hours of Friday morning. Two suspects stole two electric bikes: a 2018 Lapierre 627 AMI, black and green, and a 2020 KTM Macina Kapoho 2971, orange and black. One of …

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Bike thefts fall by 21% in 12 months

The number of bike thefts reported to the police has fallen in the past 12 months, with approximately 19,000 fewer incidents compared to the year before. According to UK CrimeStats, using data gathered by the Economic Policy Centre, there were more than 90,000 reported incidents from July 2018 to June …

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BikeRegister sees 48% rise in reported bike thefts

Bike thefts reported to BikeRegister rose by 48% in June, compared to last year, following a drop during the early months of the COVID-19 lockdown. Figures compiled for the first half of 2020 by the national cycle database show 786 thefts were reported last month. Previous months had seen a …

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New device helping cyclists tackle bike theft UK-wide

A farmer and an engineer from Wales have devised a way to help cyclists stay safe after the UK Government put cycling at the heart of its post-COVID-19 transport plans. The Bison PedalVice is a new anti-theft device designed to protect cyclists from thieves by securing bicycles to the floor …

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Admiral reports 46% rise in bike theft claims

Admiral has reported a 46% increase in bicycle theft claims over the last seven weeks compared with the same period in 2019. Bike thefts now account for more than a third (37%) of all theft claims, the insurer said, up from 12% last year. David Fowkes, head of household underwriting …

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