There are advantages to having bike insurance outside of financial protection if the bike is stolen, including accidental damages, injuring someone else or their property. There also many options in what is a competitive market, so insurance coverage is better than ever, with over ninety-five percent of claims being honoured.
With cycling numbers the highest they have been for a long time, there is a desperate need for storage, especially since the responsive rise of bike theft is reaching epidemic proportions. Of the exterior facilities available for bicycles, from sheds to hangars and full enclosures, each has its advantages and disadvantages of safety and practicality.
In late 2020, we reviewed the progress that had been made toward Boris Johnson's projected 'Golden Age of Cycling.' This proposal has already had a spotted track record, we have mentioned the prevalence of bike lash, which has led to councils closing some of the excellent low traffic areas - now the latest furore comes from bike sheds.
eBikes use sophisticated sensors to measure when their motors should engage and assist the rider. The two main types of sensor are those which measure cadence and torque - these offer different styles of assist and come with different price ranges. When choosing an eBike, it is important to know the difference between them.
Electric bikes are available in a range of motor power outputs, from 250W up to and beyond 750W, but in the UK, eBikes are limited to 250W. This is not to say that British-legal eBikes are less fun or useful, as there are better indicators of what an eBike's motor is like to use and ride with.