Christmas is a great opportunity for pro bike thieves who have a load of shiny new models to track, follow home, or to your workplace – and then steal. So here’s some good news; The specialist cycling insurer Bikmo has today announced a brand new partnership with the UK’s national bike marking and registration scheme, BikeRegister. The joining of forces between two of the biggest brands in cycle protection means customers can now access a full package of insurance cover and security marking at discounted prices.
Bikmo is a specialist bike insurance business. Made up of a team of passionate riders who live life on two wheels, they create comprehensive policies to ensure customers are covered to enjoy riding worry-free. As one of Britain’s largest specialist bike insurers, underwritten by Hiscox, Bikmo is the official insurance partner to British Cycling and provides cover to thousands of riders across the UK.
BikeRegister is the UK’s national bike marking & registration scheme. Officially approved by the Police and used by every force across the UK, it now has 872,891 active members with 996,252 bikes registered on their system.
Riders can register their bikes on the National Database for free, and then purchase one of their affordable permanent marking or UV covert kits via the website. Once applied, the marking will reduce the risk of users’ bikes being stolen and allow them to be reunited with their prized possession should it be taken then found by Police. What’s more, with increased use of internet auction sites like eBay and Gumtree, BikeRegister has become a valuable resource in allowing purchasers to quickly check the details of bikes they are considering purchasing to see if there is a record of it having been stolen.
As of today, new and existing BikeRegister members will be able to access a quick and easy quote for Bikmo insurance on their registration journey or via their account. From here they will have special access to exclusive pricing on Bikmo’s market leading policies.
Similarly, customers who purchase a new policy with Bikmo will have easy access to join BikeRegister’s national network via their policy confirmation email. All customers will also enjoy a 15% discount on marking kits, allowing them to achieve total protection for their bike in just a few clicks.
David George, CEO of Bikmo, commented: “We are really excited to announce a brand new partnership with BikeRegister. Having seen a notable increase in bike thefts since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, protecting riders’ bikes from theft has never been so important. By joining forces with the UK’s national bike marking scheme, we hope to offer both of our communities the opportunity to gain complete peace of mind at discounted prices.”
James Brown, Managing Director of BikeRegister, added: ‘We are delighted to be partnering with Bikmo at this exciting time for cycling in the UK. Our aims have always been to protect cyclists’ prize possessions and help the police tackle cycle crime, and this partnership will put us in a stronger position than ever to achieve these goals. We have been aware of Bikmo for some time, and admired their progress with interest. We are excited to now be able to bring Bikmo’s market leading policies to our customers.’
For more information on Bikmo and its range of insurance cover for cyclists visit: https://bikmo.com/