Cyclists as car drivers
Road cyclists make safer car drivers

A UK car insurance provider has finally proved what we all suspected – that road cyclists are safer car drivers than non-cyclists.

Specialist broker, carinsurance4cyclists.com (Ci4C), is the first in the UK to observe the relationship between road cycling and a clean driving record, rewarding cyclists with significant savings as a result.

Cycling car drivers are safer, claiming half as often as non-cyclists

The broker analysed the claims data of drivers from the cycling community – mainly cycle club members and triathletes – over a 12-month period and found that road cycling enthusiasts have less than half the number of accidents non-cyclists do.

Nick Day of Ci4C said “We knew there had been studies in New Zealand looking at the connection between motorcycling and improved car driving outcomes. Therefore it seemed logical that the concept could be exported to the UK’s cyclists. Until now we had no definitive proof that we were on the right track.”

According to Ci4C data, the average driver claims at a rate of about 13% (13 drivers in every 100). But Ci4C discovered that only 6% of its clients – by definition all cyclists – were involved in claims.

Cycling improves your driving…

Nick continued “Our proposition was always that an enthusiast’s on-road cycling experience should make them more alert and road aware. As a vulnerable road user, cycling certainly trains you to be more alert to the dangers of road use. You’re also better able to anticipate hazards. You’re more aware of how you fit into your surroundings and you’ll ride, or drive, accordingly. Physical exercise plays a part too. It leads to improved mental agility and we maintained that would make you a more responsive driver. We’re really thrilled that the statistical evidence is there to validate the supposition.”

“…As a vulnerable road user, cycling certainly trains you to be more alert to the dangers of road use. You’re also better able to anticipate hazards…”

…and your car insurance premium

The good news for road cycling enthusiasts is that carinsurance4cyclists.com can confidently offer special rates. Ci4C’s premiums reward cyclists’ improved driving skills and the reduced road risk they represent.

As a result cycle club members and triathletes are currently saving an average of 21% against their existing renewal quotes by switching to carinsurance4cyclists.com.

For a comparative quote, cyclists should contact the broker on 0800 819 9319 or complete brief quote details online.

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