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*Bikes must be secured with a lock that meets ‘Sold Secure Gold’ standards and be less than 3 years old.
That’s probably less than a hot drink at your favourite coffee house! *For a £200 bike on campus, based on a student living in Bath.
Cover against theft, loss and accidental damage* anywhere in the UK, up to 90 days worldwide.
If you rely on your bike for getting around, you won’t want to be without it for too long – we’ll replace your bike within 24 hours of your claim being approved (if stolen or unrepairable).
Heading off on a cycling holiday? Your bike is protected anywhere in the UK and for up to 90 days worldwide.
With an Everywhere Student Pack you can pack up your cover in one easy policy up to £1,000, £1,500 or £2,500 to protect your student items everywhere, both on and off campus!
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.
The ‘replacement cost’ is how much it would cost to replace your belongings should you need to make a claim.
With an Everywhere Student Pack, your gadgets and belongings will only be covered if the replacement cost is less than the limit shown on your policy documents, as follows:
Here’s an example to show you how it works:
You have a mobile phone worth £450, a laptop worth £300 and a tablet worth £150 – because all of these items are each worth less than £500, they can be covered with a £1,000 Everywhere Student Pack. With this £1,000 Pack, you will be provided with up to £1,000 cover throughout the year for your items, as long as the total cost of your claims isn’t more than £1,000.
What happens when I make a claim?
Say you bought a new laptop that cost £300, and purchased an Everywhere Student Pack that provides £1,000 cover for items with a replacement value of up to £500.
A few months later, you (sadly) drop and damage your laptop. Because the replacement cost on your policy is £500 and your laptop only costs £300 to replace, this will be covered under your Everywhere Student Pack policy. Had your laptop cost more than £500, it wouldn't be covered and you would be unable to make a claim.
Remember: It's always worth checking that your items don't cost more than the replacement cost when taking out our Everywhere Student Packs. If any of your items do cost more than the highest replacement cost (£1,250), you can choose to build your own cover.
What about Endsleigh’s laptop/tablet theft policy?
Our laptop/tablet theft policy provides cover for devices with a replacement cost up to £1,250.
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:
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!
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!