Motorcycle Insurance

Bikesure Wins Insurance Provider of the Year Award

It’s always nice to get the year off to a winning start, and 2015 has kicked off with Bikesure being awarded the Insurance Provider of the Year Award by Motorcycle Trader magazine.

Seeing off stiff competition from all the big names in the motorcycle insurance industry, Bikesure’s award win was revealed in the January/February issue of the trade magazine.

Explaining how Bikesure was selected for the prize, Jenni Foulkes, Editor of Motorcycle Trader, said: “We shortlisted a number of motorcycle-specific insurance providers ourselves early on in the process and then conducted a telephone poll amongst members of the motorcycle trade to choose a winner.

“Thanks to its dedicated trade service and dealer referral scheme, Bikesure was frequently named as a preferred provider by the dealers we spoke to, making it a clear and deserving champion with a big portion of the final votes.”

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The coveted plaque

Since opening its doors over 20 years ago, Bikesure has developed a network of dealers across the UK, helping to provide customers with competitive insurance locally. The large and varied insurance panel that Bikesure works with means that the dealer network now extends to practically all makes and models of bike across the country, and Gerry Bucke, Bikesure’s General Manager, believes this relationship was key to winning the award.

“All of us at Bikesure are delighted to have won this award, and it is testament not only to the quality of the insurance that we have been offering, but also the hard work and dedication of our staff, insurers and the entire dealer network.

“We’ve been offering bikers around the UK insurance for just over two decades now, and the dealer network we’ve built up over that time has been a key part of our success. The great relationship we have with our nationwide dealers and the support we’ve given their customers over the years has undoubtedly worked in our favour when they chose a winner.”

With the award plaque now taking pride of place in the Bikesure offices, everyone at the broker is looking forward to a successful year and hopefully many more awards to come.

Bikesure's Tom Clay and Grant Varnham with the award

Bikesure’s Tom Clay and Grant Varnham with the award

 

Laid Up Bike Insurance

 

If your prize collection of classics is in a garage waiting for their next adventure or laid up over winter, it is important to make sure they are insured. Laid up bike insurance policies cover bikes and scooters whilst they are off the road, protecting against fire and theft without having to pay an inflated price to cover against, for example, third party liability, when it isn’t necessary as the bike isn’t being used. There is a misconception that motorcycles are covered for fire and theft on your household insurance when in fact a lot of the time they are not.

 

Bikesure, the free-thinking motorcycle insurance broker, offers specialist laid up motorcycle insurance taking into account personal requirements. For example, perhaps you have a bike that is only used for shows or that are only ridden during the summer months. This means that for most of the year your pride and joy is probably going to be kept in a garage or shed, so having a tailor made laid up policy means you can rest assured that whilst it’s in storage it will be insured.

 

For example, fire and theft cover for a 46 year old biker living in Cambridgeshire (PE14 postcode) storing a 1966 Triumph T100SS valued at £4,000 in their garage at home would cost £72.40 with Bikesure, with only £100 excess.

 

Unlike many other laid up policies, you don’t have to hold a bike licence to take out a Bikesure policy. This is especially important if you have brought a bike in advance of your test or if you have inherited a bike.

 

For example, a lady in Huddersfield wanted laid up cover so she could keep her husband’s prized bike when he passed away. The woman was having difficulty as she didn’t have a bike licence herself. Bikesure arranged insurance using her full car licence, enabling her to keep her husband’s bike insured against fire and theft.

It also doesn’t matter what type of bike it is. As long as it is stored in a safe and secure place, and not used on the road, Bikesure can cover your bike against fire and theft damage. This is reassuring, especially as theft is one of the most common motorcycle insurance claims with around 50,000 bikes stolen in the UK every year.

Bikesure also provides additional cover against accidental damage for classic motorcycles whilst off the road, as well as insurance on the road too for all types of motorcycles.

To make sure your bike remains in tip-top condition while it is laid-up, it is important to prepare it for storage. Websites, such as motorcycle.co.uk, provide handy hints for storing your ride.

Meet living legend Carl Fogarty at the BMF Show this Saturday

Visitors to this Saturday’s British Motorcyclists Federation Show at Peterborough will get the chance to meet Superbike legend Carl Fogarty, thanks to specialist broker Bikesure.

Foggy, who won seven world titles between 1988 and 1999, clocking up an unsurpassed 59 World Superbike victories, will be at the three-day show at the Peterborough Arena from 9.30am on Saturday.

He will sign autographs and chat to visitors for two, one-hour sessions on the Bikesure stand (R3-2) and spend an hour doing the same on the BMF stand (R3-1).

Carl Fogarty in action

Carl Fogarty in action

Foggy will then take to the stage in the Northampton Suite in front of the main arena for two question and answer sessions with Steve Berry from 10.15am to 11am and again from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

The show, one of Europe’s largest outdoor motorcycle shows, has been running for more than 37 years and features something for every motorcycle fan, from classics to modern bikes, plus live entertainment, stunt shows and the ACU 1000cc sidecar championships.

Between 42,000 and 45,000 visitors are expected over the three days of the show.

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