At Carry on Cycling we are aware that for most cyclists getting back on your bike as soon as you are fit enough to do so is a priority.
A free local assessment of your damaged bike
We have an extensive network of local reputable cycle shops who will assess your bike to see if it can be repaired or needs replacing. If you have a good relationship with your own bike shop who is not on our list we will liaise with them for you and add them to our network list assuming they meet our high standards.
Making sure proper repairs are carried out
If your bike can be repaired it is important that it is repaired properly by a specialist bike shop. Some insurers will try and persuade you to take it to their “expert”. We never agree to that and ensure your bike is repaired by someone you can trust, and not by someone who wants to keep the cost down for the insurer!
Getting a proper valuation for your bike if it can’t be economically repaired
If your bike is damaged beyond repair, insurance companies will try to convince you that they can only compensate you the ‘pre-accident value’ of items damaged. Needless to say, the insurers estimation of your bikes value will be quite different to your own!
The thing that insurers don’t understand is that while it’s all very well working out the pre-accident value of a 5 year old Ford Focus, it’s not quite that easy when it comes to bicycles. Can you imagine trying to explain the same to an ‘RTA claims handler’ at the insurance company the true cost of a bike you built from scratch? Or that the components you upgraded on your stock model do actually cost that much?
We can tell you from experience that it is an uphill struggle that would leave even Wiggo breathless!
Replacing your damaged kit
If any of your kit is damaged we will ensure that the insurers pay you for its true value and quickly so you can replace it and get back out there.
Let us help you
Quite simply, if you have damaged your bike and kit in an accident then you need the specialist solicitors at Carry on Cycling. We have the knowledge and experience of dealing with cycling accident claims that will ensure that you get the right amount of compensation not only for your injuries but for your bike and equipment.