Information -CycleSure

Information

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Here are examples of situations where an amendment to your CycleSure Policy may be needed.

  • You change your address, or the address where the cycle(s) are normally kept
  • You need to change the value of the cycle(s)
  • You purchase additional cycles
  • You want to extend the cover to include Competetive Events Extension
  • You wish to add Excess Waiver Extension
  • You wish to add Personal Accident Cover
  • You need to change the renewal date
  • Other changes to the risk occur


For policies incepted after 1st July 2020:

If you need to change the details of your cover, or if you wish to add or delete a cycle, by changing the total value of your cycle(s), please amend your policy online by logging into Your Account.


For policies incepted prior to 1st July 2020:

If you need to change the details of your cover, or if you wish to add or delete a cycle(s), please phone our office on 0151 427 9529, or email .

When the time comes to renew your CycleSure Policy we will send you a renewal reminder.

Premium payments will be refunded in certain circumstances:

1. 'Cooling off' Period

If the cover provided by the CycleSure policy does not meet your specific demands and needs, please return the Policy of Insurance to us within 14 days of the inception date. The premium paid (including Insurance Premium Tax) will be refunded to you. A £10 administration charge will be deducted from the refund.

2. Mid-Term Cancellation

We have the right to cancel the CycleSure policy at any time providing we give you 7 days notice in writing to your last known address. If we do this, you will receive a pro-rata return of premium (including Insurance Premium Tax) less our commission.

You have the right to cancel your CycleSure policy at any time during the period of insurance and you may do so by giving us 14 days notice in writing of your intention to cancel. We then have the right to forego this notice period and allow you to cancel your policy immediately, if we so choose. If you do decide to cancel the policy mid-term by giving the appropriate period of notice, you will receive a pro-rata return of premium (including Insurance Premium Tax) less our commission. A £10 administration charge will be deducted from the refund.

3. Notice

Proper notice by us to you of the intention to cancel will be deemed to have been made if the Notice of Cancellation letter was sent to you by 'Recorded Delivery'. The period of notice will be deemed to have commenced on the day following the postage, providing the letter was sent to your last known address.

 

Claims Procedure

If you need to make a claim, it's a good idea to have your policy schedule to hand and to note down the details of the damage before you call us, to allow us to deal with your claim as quickly as possible


Theft/Damage

  • If your cycle has been stolen, contact the Police immediately, making a note of the crime number.

  • If your cycle has been stolen or has been damaged in an accident, please contact Pen Underwriting:

    Claims Telephone Number – 03300 107 190
    Claims Email Address – uk.newclaims@penunderwriting.com

  • To help us progress your claim, please collect as much information as possible to assist with the claim process and then once you have notified your claim by phone or email as above, your claims manager will ask you to provide the following:

    If the cycle has been damaged – a repair estimate

    If the cycle has been stolen - an estimate for the cost of replacement of the cycle.

    Original purchase receipt for the cycle or proof of purchase..

    Photographs of the cycle and any damaged parts.

    Photographs of damage caused by thieves entering the insured location in order to steal the cycle, plus a receipt or estimate for repairing the damage.

    If the cycle was stolen away from the insured location and was locked to an immovable object you must send to us a photograph of the damaged lock or the lock key plus a receipt for your approved lock. You must also enclose a photograph of the immovable object to which the cycle was locked.

    If the cycle was stolen from a vehicle you must provide photographic evidence of any damage caused by the thieves when entering the vehicle.

    If you were involved in a road traffic accident please prepare a sketch diagram of the road layout where the accident occurred indicating your position and that of any other party involved in the accident

Please notify a claim to us as soon as you can. If you delay, this can make it difficult for us to deal with your claim and may result in it being rejected.

Do not order a replacement cycle, or hire a cycle, until your claim has been approved and you have been told how it is to be settled.

 

Public Liability

  • If someone (a third party) is holding you  responsible for an injury or any damage, you must not admit responsibility make any offer in settlement, or do or say anything which might prejudice our position in terms of defending your claim. To report a new claim or incident please please contact Pen Underwriting:

    Claims Telephone Number – 03300 107 190
    Claims Email Address – uk.newclaims@penunderwriting.com

  • It is very important for you to notify us as soon as possible of any actual claim or any possible claim for compensation which has been or may be made against you as a result of a cycling accident.

  • If you have been involved in an accident, and no claim against you has actually been made, but you suspect that this is likely to happen, you should take the precaution of informing Pen Underwriting Ltd on the above phone number/email that there has been an incident. Depending on the circumstances, claimants may have several years to bring their claim against you. It is best to tell us as much about the incident whilst it is fresh in your mind and allows us to collect evidence and witness statements which will help us deal with the issue more effectively.

  • Please keep any correspondence received from the party who is claiming against you, together with other documents, photographs or information which will help to defend the claim in preparation to send into our Claims Team once you have notified us of the incident and we have given you a claim reference number.

  • If you have any footage from, for example, a helmet camera, please retain this and we will discuss how you can share it with us. You may wish to consider if there are any other CCTV cameras in the vicinity and request a copy of this from the relevant party. This can assist us greatly in determining where a liability may attach.

  • Please inform us if you are a member of a cycling association and have your membership details to hand when you contact us. It would also be useful for you to have a copy of your policy schedule when you are reporting a new claim.

 

Personal Accident

  • If you have the relevant cover under your policy (see your policy schedule for details) and been injured as a result of an accident involving use of your cycle and wish to claim under the Personal Accident section of the policy, please contact Pen Underwriting:

    Claims Telephone Number – 03300 107 190
    Claims Email Address – uk.newclaims@penunderwriting.com


If at any stage of the proceedings you are not sure what to do, or what is required of you for your claim to be processed and paid, please contact us on 0151 427 9529.

Claims Procedure

If you need to make a claim, it's a good idea to have your policy schedule to hand and to note down the details of the damage before you call us, to allow us to deal with your claim as quickly as possible


Theft/Damage

  • If your cycle has been stolen, contact the Police immediately, making a note of the crime number.

  • If your cycle has been stolen or has been damaged in an accident, please contact RSA Property Claims on :

    0330 102 4100 (9.00am- 5.00pm, Monday to Friday) and tell them about the incident or
    You can email new claims to promise.propertyclaims@uk.rsagroup.com

  • To help us progress your claim, please collect as much information as possible to assist with the claim process and then once you have notified your claim by phone or email as above, your claims manager will ask you to provide the following:

    If the cycle has been damaged – a repair estimate

    If the cycle has been stolen - an estimate for the cost of replacement of the cycle.

    Original purchase receipt for the cycle or proof of purchase..

    Photographs of the cycle and any damaged parts.

    Photographs of damage caused by thieves entering the insured location in order to steal the cycle, plus a receipt or estimate for repairing the damage.

    If the cycle was stolen away from the insured location and was locked to an immovable object you must send to us a photograph of the damaged lock or the lock key plus a receipt for your approved lock. You must also enclose a photograph of the immovable object to which the cycle was locked.

    If the cycle was stolen from a vehicle you must provide photographic evidence of any damage caused by the thieves when entering the vehicle.

    If you were involved in a road traffic accident please prepare a sketch diagram of the road layout where the accident occurred indicating your position and that of any other party involved in the accident

Please notify a claim to us as soon as you can. If you delay, this can make it difficult for us to deal with your claim and may result in it being rejected.

Do not order a replacement cycle, or hire a cycle, until your claim has been approved and you have been told how it is to be settled.

 

Public Liability

  • If someone (a third party) is holding you  responsible for an injury or any damage, you must not admit responsibility make any offer in settlement, or do or say anything which might prejudice our position in terms of defending your claim. To report a new claim or incident please contact RSA Liability Claims on :

    0330 102 4257 (9.00am- 5.00pm, Monday to Friday) or

    You can e-mail new claims to
    liabilityclaims.manchester@uk.rsagroup.com

  • It is very important for you to notify us as soon as possible of any actual claim or any possible claim for compensation which has been or may be made against you as a result of a cycling accident.

  • If you have been involved in an accident, and no claim against you has actually been made, but you suspect that this is likely to happen, you should take the precaution of informing RSA on the above phone number/email that there has been an incident. Depending on the circumstances, claimants may have several years to bring their claim against you. It is best to tell us as much about the incident whilst it is fresh in your mind and allows us to collect evidence and witness statements which will help us deal with the issue more effectively.

  • Please keep any correspondence received from the party who is claiming against you, together with other documents, photographs or information which will help to defend the claim in preparation to send into our Claims Team once you have notified us of the incident and we have given you a claim reference number.

  • If you have any footage from, for example, a helmet camera, please retain this and we will discuss how you can share it with us. You may wish to consider if there are any other CCTV cameras in the vicinity and request a copy of this from the relevant party. This can assist us greatly in determining where a liability may attach.

  • Please inform us if you are a member of a cycling association and have your membership details to hand when you contact us. It would also be useful for you to have a copy of your policy schedule when you are reporting a new claim.

 

Personal Accident

  • If you have the relevant cover under your policy (see your policy schedule for details) and been injured as a result of an accident involving use of your cycle and wish to claim under the Personal Accident section of the policy, please contact the RSA Personal Accident Claims on

    0330 102 4093 (9.00am- 5.00pm, Monday to Friday) and tell them about the incident or you can e-mail new claims to
    glasgow.accidentandhealthclaims@uk.rsagroup.com

If at any stage of the proceedings you are not sure what to do, or what is required of you for your claim to be processed and paid, please contact us on 0151 427 9529.

Declaration

“You are a cycle owner resident in the United Kingdom who does not use their cycle for professional purposes other than commuting. In the last 5 years, the total value of all claims or losses relating to this insurance does not exceed £5,000 and you have not:

  • Had any insurance or proposal cancelled, withdrawn, declined or made subject to special terms; or
  • Had any claim against your for third party property damage or bodily injury arising from the use, ownership or possession of a cycle; or
  • Made more than two claims for damage to your cycle; or
  • Had any previous Legal Expenses claims
You have not been:
  • Convicted or charged with any offence, other than a motoring offence or conviction spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; or
  • Declared bankrupt or become insolvent or made any voluntary arrangement with creditors or been subject to enforcement of a judgement debt”

Butterworth Spengler (CycleSure) Ltd believe it is important for customers to know with whom they are dealing and to be assured that the cycle insurance product they are purchasing is genuine and backed not only by a major insurer but also by the protections which the insurance market and the financial services market have implemented to avoid customers being let down.

CycleSure cycle insurance is underwritten by Pen Underwriting as a Managing General Agent for Argo Direct Ltd and Covea Insurance plc and the scheme is managed by Butterworth Spengler (CycleSure) Ltd .

Butterworth Spengler (CycleSure) Ltd and Pen Underwriting are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK.

If you wish to assure yourself that both and Butterworth Spengler (CycleSure) Ltd and Pen Underwriting are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK.

please visit the FCA website at http://www.fca.org.uk
or
phone the FCA directly on 0800 111 6768 (freephone).

Butterworth Spengler (CycleSure) Ltd,(previously trading as Butterworth Insurance Services Ltd), have been providing cycle insurance for more than 25 years and we are highly respected in this sector. You can be assured therefore that this cycle insurance is fit for purpose. However, the service we provide is one of transaction only and we do not give advice or make recommendation, although it is inevitable that we will ask you questions in order for us to ensure that you obtain the correct cover and extensions of cover for your individual demands and needs. Ultimately, the decision on whether to insure with us, which type of cover to purchase, and what extensions of cover are needed, will be a matter for you to decide. Your decision will be based on your own interpretation of the information contained in the pages of this website and in any literature or documentation we may send to you.

You have a right to complain if you are dissatisfied in any way with the service we provide for you, and within the policy documents there is a formal complaints procedure. In the first instance you must write to The Managing Director, Butterworth Spengler (CycleSure) Ltd , 20-24 Faraday Road, Wavertree Technology Park, Wavertree, Liverpool L13 1EH.

A full copy of the Terms Of Business under which we operate is available by clicking on the link below:

Terms Of Business Agreement

 

1. Terms of Use

When you use this website, you do so subject to these Terms of Use. If you do not agree with the Terms of Use, then you should not use this website. Your actual use of the website will be taken as your tacit agreement that you have accepted the Terms of Use of which we have the right to change, amend, or vary at any time without notice.

All intellectual property which is contained within and has gone into the making of this website, belongs to, or to those organisations who have provided licences to us or software developers retained by us for the creation of this website in terms of text, graphics, rating engine, programming and any other technology.

This intellectual property must not be copied, replicated, altered, amended, downloaded, or any component parts used independently of the whole of the website. Nor can this website or any part of it be reproduced or stored in any other website or database, whether public or private, without our express written permission.
Documents contained within this site, in whatever format, may not be modified or amended and may only be used for viewing purposes, or for the printing out of pages or extracts for personal use. We hereby reserve our rights in respect of any Terms or Conditions relating to any aspect of the intellectual property contained within this website, which have not been specifically expressed or set out by us herein.


2. Disclaimer

Butterworth Spengler (CycleSure) Ltd gives no guarantee, warranty or representation regarding any aspect of the content of this website. We have done, and will continue to do, all that is reasonable to ensure that the content of the website is accurate and lawful, but we cannot accept liability for any losses or damages of any kind, financial or otherwise, direct or indirect, from your use of or from your inability to access the website at any time. We will use our best endeavours to ensure that any details and information contained in the website are accurate and up to date, but we can give no guarantee of this and we do not warrant that this is so, and you must use this website accordingly and at your own risk.


3. Suspension and Alteration

We reserve the right to suspend this website at any time, and for any reason and without notice. We also reserve the right to amend or vary the website in whole or in part and for any reason. The rates and premiums contained within the rating engine may be amended or varied by us, in total or in part, at any time, and for any reason, and without us giving notice to you. Similarly, we have the right to amend or vary any of the documentation which is accessible to you from the website, either to view, download or to print. However, once a Policy of Insurance has been issued to you following your purchase of cycle insurance, that document becomes immutable because it is your Contract of Insurance with the Underwriters.

We reserve the right to change in any respect or in any aspect the form or content of this website, for any reason whatsoever and without our having to give notice to you. By continued use of the website you tacitly acknowledge your acceptance to any changes which we may make to any of the above, and we hereby disclaim any liability for your failure to note or be aware of any such changes.


4. Governing Law

These Terms of Use are governed by the Laws of England and Wales, and by using this site, and unless agreed otherwise by us in writing, you hereby agree that the Jurisdiction Forum shall be the Courts of England and Wales.

Complaints Procedure

At Pen Underwriting, it is always our intention to provide a first class standard of service. However, it is appreciated that occasionally things go wrong. In a majority of cases the agent who arranged the insurance will be able to resolve any concerns and You should contact them directly in the first instance.

Alternatively You can complain by contacting Pen Underwriting Limited (as per the contact details below) quoting Your Policy and/or Claim number. We will investigate Your concerns and provide a response as soon as possible.

Address:

Pen Underwriting Limited
Complaints
7th Floor Spectrum Building
55 Blythswood Street
Glasgow
G2 7AT
Telephone: 0141 285 3589
Email: pencomplaints@penunderwriting.com

 

Should You remain dissatisfied having received a Final Response to Your complaint and You fit the definition of an ‘eligible complainant’, You may then be able to refer Your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS). Please note that the FOS allow 6 months from the date of the Final Response to escalate Your complaint to them. Further details on eligibility and the referral process can be found on the FOS Website.

They can be contacted at:

Post: The Financial Ombudsman Service Exchange Tower London E14 9SR
Telephone: 0800 0234567 (for landline users)
0300 1239123 (for mobile users)
Email: complaint.info@financial-ombudsman.org.uk
Website: www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk

You have six months from the date of our final response to refer your complaints to the FOS. This does not affect your right to take legal action, however, the FOS will not adjudicate on any case where litigation has commenced.

Thank You For Your Feedback

We value your feedback and at the heart of our brand we remain dedicated to treating our customers as individuals and giving them the best possible service at all times. If we have fallen short of this promise, we apologise and aim to do everything possible to put things right.


1. Our Commitment to You

Butterworth Spengler (CycleSure) Ltd is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. Our Privacy and Data Protection Notice sets out the basis for which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. The full document is available here.

2. System Security

Our website and database are hosted by Applied Interactive Media Ltd, Goodyear Business Park, New Street, Mawdesley, Lancashire, L40 2QP. Their procedures with regard to data warehousing, access and disclosure of information, are all in accordance with appropriate Data Protection Legislation.

We do not store or keep any credit card or debit card details on our system.

We must point out to you that emails are not guaranteed to be totally secure, and we recommend that you bear this in mind before you send any personal or confidential information to us by email. If you do so then this will be considered to be at your own risk.

3. Cookies

Our site uses cookies which don't contain any personal information - Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit or certain emails you open. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide business and marketing information to the owners of the site. Cookies can also help us to track and target the interests of our users in order to enhance the experience on our site. If a user rejects the cookie, they can still use our site. For more detailed information about cookies visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org

4. Claims Data Protection

Pen Underwriting Limited are the data controller of any personal information You provide to Us or personal information that has been provided to Us by a third party. We collect and process information about You in order to arrange insurance policies and to process claims. Your information is also used for business purposes such as fraud prevention and detection and financial management. This may involve sharing Your information with third parties such as insurers, brokers, reinsurers, claims handlers, loss adjustors, credit reference agencies, service providers, professional advisors, our regulators, police and government agencies or fraud prevention agencies.

We may record telephone calls to help us monitor and improve the service we provide. For further information on how Your information is used and Your rights in relation to Your information, please see our Privacy Policy – https://www.penunderwriting.co.uk/Privacy-and-Cookies. If You are providing personal data of another individual to us, You must tell them You are providing their information to Us and show them a copy of this notice.