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What does our bicycle insurance cover?
Stay safe on your commute with bicycle insurance that provides flexible cover for:
Accidental damage and loss
Our bike insurance offers protection against accidental damage and loss up to the total value specified on your policy documents
New for Old
If your bike is damaged or stolen, we’ll provide a brand new replacement. Please note that bikes must be secured with a lock that meets 'Sold Secure Gold’ standards, and be less than three years old.
Heading off on cycling holiday? Your bike is protected anywhere in the UK and for up to 90 days worldwide
Cover from £2.26 per month*
*based on a bike insured for £200, on campus
Bicycle insurance: Your questions answered
Not sure what cover you need to protect your bicycle, either at home, at university or abroad? To help you out, we’ve answered your most frequently asked questions below.
As fun and environmentally friendly as cycling is, there are also risks to taking your bike out and about. For example, there may be times where you have to leave your bike secured in a public place, putting it at risk of theft or damage.
Bicycle insurance is designed to protect your bike against unexpected loss or physical damage, such as theft or accidental damage caused by the owner.
Do I need bicycle insurance?
When it comes to insurance, the general rule of thumb is: If you couldn’t afford to replace it, then you might want to consider insuring it. And when you factor in all of the additional items that come with a bike – perhaps you have a GPS or a particularly expensive helmet – then you might be surprised by the total cost to replace your bike and its accessories should they get damaged or stolen.
Yes. If you will be leaving your bike in a public place, it must be secured to a permanent structure via an approved security device through its frame. Security devices and locks must meet ‘Sold Secure Gold’ standards, or have a security rating of eight or above.
Please note that bikes must not be left outside of a locked building for more than 24 hours unless it is stored in a designated cycle storage facility. Bikes must also not be left in communal corridors in order for your claim to be valid.
What counts as a ‘permanent structure’?
A permanent structure is any fixed or solid object not capable of being undone, removed with or lifted under/over the bicycle.
Here at Endsleigh we can provide bicycle insurance for all makes and models of mountain bike and push bike, as well as:
- BMX bikes
- Children’s bikes
- Classic bikes
- Cruiser bikes
- Dutch style bikes
- Electric bikes
- Fixed gear bikes
- Folding bikes
- Hybrid bikes
- Recumbent bikes
- Road and track bikes
- Tandem bikes
- Urban bikes
- Vintage bikes and more
Sometimes your home insurance policy will provide a level of cover for bicycles while they’re being stored at the property – for example, in a locked garage. However, this will depend on your insurance provider, so you should check your policy documents to find out whether your bike is covered. You can then decide whether you require additional cover to protect your bike while it’s away from home or if you want to go cycling abroad.
If you’re a student heading to university, some of your belongings might be covered under your parents’ home insurance.
While your car won’t provide cover for theft or accidental damage caused to your bike, some insurers will provide cover under your car insurance for injuries and medical expenses if you’re involved in a collision with another car while cycling. Speak to your insurance provider to find out what’s covered.
If you’re a student with a TOTUM card, don’t forget that Endsleigh offers up to 10% discount on your bicycle insurance!
Why Endsleigh for bicycle insurance?
With over 50 years’ experience, Endsleigh is the UK's No. 1 student insurance provider and the only one recommended by NUS. Our bike insurance policy is designed to be flexible and affordable, so you can build your cover and get to your lectures on time!