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Old 04-09-08, 02:23 PM   #1
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bike/bike trailer insurance

I have just found out that my home contents insurance won't cover my bike trailer for theft although they would be happy to charge me 11/year for some kind of cover, of what I didn't even bother to ask. They cover my bike, so I don't see what the problem is.
Could someone advise me on a good insurance company that would insure trailers or have been good when it came to claims for bikes? I looked at cycleguard-but they don't seem very good if you read the small print.
Very grateful for any advise in this matter!
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Old 04-09-08, 04:07 PM   #2
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Nothing useful to add, sorry - CTC/butterworths specifically exclude "attachments" including things like pumps, lights, water bottle cages, etc., so I'd hazard a guess they won't be any better. Have you tried cycle insurance from Endsleigh Ins. ?

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Old 04-14-08, 03:37 PM   #3
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Have you tried cycle insurance from Enfield Ins. ?
Thanks for the suggestion but I do not seem able to find this insurer searching on the net. Can you give me some further details, please?
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Thanks for the suggestion but I do not seem able to find this insurer searching on the net. Can you give me some further details, please?
Oops, Endsleigh, Enfield, England - what's the difference?

http://www.endsleigh.co.uk/
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Heh! Thanks, I'll have a look.
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This was several years ago now, but I got my bike trailer covered by my car insurance company for peanuts. Can't remember who it was now, but if you have a car as well as the bike it might be worth a quick call.
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Our car insurance is with Direct Line - will check with them. Still waiting for Endsleigh Ins. to get back to me to let me know if they could offer an insurance or not.
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Anyone got any suggestions on who is a good Bike insurer? I now have probably the most expensive bike i've ever owned and seeing as there are always idiots on the road(other than me) trying to cause an accident I think I should get myself some sort of insurance for accidents,bike damage,being off work etc.Oh I live in London. High risk I would think.
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Anyone got any suggestions on who is a good Bike insurer? I now have probably the most expensive bike i've ever owned and seeing as there are always idiots on the road(other than me) trying to cause an accident I think I should get myself some sort of insurance for accidents,bike damage,being off work etc.Oh I live in London. High risk I would think.
The most common providers - check the T&Cs as they may not work for you.

http://www.butterworthinsurance.co.uk/
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Neither Endsleigh Ins. nor my car insurer will cover the trailer. Does Butterworth cover trailers too?
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