Cyclecover Gold Insurance rip-off.

syu
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Re: Cyclecover Gold Insurance rip-off.

Postby syu » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:42 pm

RonK wrote:So I took out premium home contents insurance with Suncorp, which covers all rhe bikes and doesn't require a nominated value.


Thanks for your reply.

This is likely what I'll be doing. I don't even mind nominating a value, if the insurance company wants to see all my receipts.

A week or so ago I saw Wiggle were offering a discount on their Essential Cover so I thought I'd have a look at their Comprehensive Cover, something I'd never bothered with since it was introduced because I was already covered :shock: It's more expensive than my total Cyclecover policy to ensure just my bike with Wiggle. And a quick Ctrl F of the PDS didn't find the excess amount. No thanks.

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Re: Cyclecover Gold Insurance rip-off.

Postby syu » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:27 pm

I might be getting away from the original intention of this topic but does anyone have a recommendation for third party insurance if my new insurance provider doesn't cover it on bike?

I know a Cycling Australia membership or state association (NSW for me) will provide third party coverage but I would prefer the insight of others with more experience in the matter.

edit: I received my cyclecover policy renewal last week.

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Re: Cyclecover Gold Insurance rip-off.

Postby SheikYerbouti » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:05 pm

syu wrote: does anyone have a recommendation for third party insurance if my new insurance provider doesn't cover it on bike?


I added my bike to my AAMI contents insurance, it covers the bike and $20m public liability including while riding (except in official races). So if I run into a Rolls Royce and dent it or cause someone an injury, they cover the damage I do.

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Re: Cyclecover Gold Insurance rip-off.

Postby Leethal » Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:39 pm

In silent protest I also didn't renew with CycleCover this year. In all my years of having various insurance products, I've never made a claim. Maybe CycleCover should've simply raised the premiums on those that make gratuitous claims (e.g. the I left my bike on the roof of my car and drove into a garage to get an upgrade, flogs), and/or those with gold/race licence, rather than punish everyone...

I'll probably have another look for other reasonable insurance options over the holiday break though. Problem is most insurance policies don't sufficiently cover expensive bicycles that are involved whilst in use for non race crashes, whether that be commuting or involved in an accident in a grand fondo style event etc. :cry:
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