Swinton Home Insurance

April 29, 2009 04:00 ET

Check your Cycle's Covered says Swinton

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - April 29, 2009) - Cyclists are being advised to check that their home insurance covers for theft of bikes when out on the road.

As the hot weather provides an added incentive for cyclists to take to the road, Swinton, the UK's leading high street retailer of home insurance, is warning that over half of bike thefts occur away from the home.

Steve Chelton, Insurer Development Manager for Swinton home insurance, said: "Cycling is a great way to keep fit and can be an enjoyable activity for all of the family.

"Some home insurance policies cover the theft of bikes outside of the home automatically but most will need to have the bike added separately so we would advise all cyclists to check that they are fully covered before setting off. Also, there are a number of security measures that can be taken such as UV security tagging, which can then be registered on website such as www.immobilse.com."

"The best types of lock are the steel D-shaped locks, and the more you spend the safer it is likely to be."

Swinton offers the following advice for cyclists:

- Invest in a good quality lock

- Avoid leaving a bike unattended if possible

- Always chain bikes to something immovable such as a lampost

- Mark the bike using a UV pen

For more information contact Michael Travers or Anoushka Foster at Manchester PR agency SKV Communications on 0161 838 7770.

About Swinton

- With 580 branches nationwide Swinton is the UK's largest high street insurance retailer

- Unlike many other companies in the financial services industry, Swinton is committed to keeping its branches open for business, and part of the community

- Swinton provides a one-stop-shop for the insurance and related needs of its clients, offering home, car, caravan, business, holiday, motorbike and even classic car insurance

- With a dedicated team of advisors on hand at every branch to search a panel of insurers to offer quality cover at competitive rates

Home insurance - http://www.swinton.co.uk/home/.

Contact Information

  • Manchester PR Agency
    SKV Communications
    Michael Travers
    0161 838 7770
    Manchester PR Agency
    SKV Communications
    Anoushka Foster
    0161 838 7770