Free Bike Insurance
Rutland Cycling offers free 10 day bike insurance with Velolife
Free 10 day bike insurance on your new bike!
We offer 10 days free cover with all new bikes purchased from Rutland Cycling, provided by our insurance partner VeloLife. You will be covered for the first 10 days of ownership against theft, accidental damage and public liability, so you can purchase with confidence. If you order online, you will be sent a link to activate your 10 days free insurance as part of your confirmation email so please watch out for this. If you are purchasing in-store or through our sales team then speak to them directly about activating your free insurance on your behalf. Please see details below.
If you have just purchased your new bike, register for your free insurance here. T&Cs apply.
10 days Free Insurance includes:
- Accidental Damage
- Public Liability
The basic terms and conditions for activating the 10 days free insurance, you must:
- Have received your bike in the last 7 days
- Be over 18 years old
- Be Resident of the UK, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands
- Use the correct lock
- Confirm that you have received your bike from Rutland Cycling and still have possession of the bike
- Confirm that the bike is in good working order and has not been damaged in any way
Any questions just ask at email@example.com or 01908 92 92 30
or visit: https://www.velolife.co/
Sold Secure Rated Locks
- Insured Value under £1,000 requires a Bronze rated lock.
- Insured Value between £1,001 - £1,500 requires a Silver rated lock.
- Insured Value over £1,501 requires a Gold rated lock
Approved Lock - A nominated lock which is specified in the 'Sold Secure' list (www.soldsecure.com) of Cycle locks which is appropriate to the insured Value of the Cycle as above.
What is Sold Secure?
In the UK, one bicycle is stolen every six minutes, according to the Association of British Insurers, and motoring claims reached their highest level in seven years in 2019. Sold Secure has a thorough testing process, and there are four different classes for a product to achieve the coveted Sold Secure Approved quality label. Having excellent security in place is crucial to stay insured. Sold Secure can help with that. Sold Secure is an independent security product certification organisation that sets the industry standard for testing security products.
They deal with businesses all over the world, evaluating and testing security systems against a variety of attack scenarios. They collaborate closely with the Home Office, the police, and insurance companies to provide accreditation that demonstrates the product's security by grading it against a certain test criteria.
How does it work?
Sold Secure has a long list of test criteria, each with different grades.
There are four different grades for which a product can get the coveted Sold Secure authorised quality label, however the grade must be considered in connection with the test standard. (For example, SS101 Motorcycle Gold and SS 104 Bicycle Gold are not the same thing.)
What are the different ratings?If the product you're looking at is Sold Secure approved, you can rest confident that it provides a high level of security.
|Sold Secure Standard||Threat Level||Environment|
|Diamond Approval||Extra-high security grade used only for specific products such as: Lock cylinders, security chains, ground anchors and portable wheel locks for the caravan market.|
|Gold Approval||The top level of resistance against the dedicated thief||Should be used in a high-risk environment|
|Silver Approval||Greater level of resistance against the more determined thief||Should be used in a higher risk environment|
|Bronze Approval||Good level of resistance against the opportunist thief||Should be used in a normal risk environment.|
Peace of Mind Your Bike Will Be Where You Left it!
The goal behind guarding your bike is to slow down the thief and delay the crime for as long as possible. While nothing is "theft proof," with any hope, the thieves will move on to a less difficult target.
If a product bears the Sold Secure emblem, you can rest assured that it has undergone a thorough examination. Their 'attack test' puts the product through a series of tests over a set period of time and against a broad set of criteria. A Sold Secure-approved product increases the likelihood that the attempted theft will be unsuccessful, and your bicycle will gladly remain where you left it.
Sold Secure your bike
Any product that has passed the Sold Secure examination should have the Sold Secure authorised emblem on it and its packaging. We're delighted to offer these in our bike security selection at Halfords, and the Sold Secure emblem can be found next to each product description on our website. Check www.soldsecure.com to see whether they've been approved by Sold Secure.
Check out our bike lock buyer's guide for more information, or come see us in store and we'll walk you through the best options.