What's The Best Way To Lock Up Your Bicycle?

Chain Reaction Cycles Insurance uses the Sold Secure standard to make sure you're using the best bike lock you can to protect that precious steed, whether you're commuting, out and about or even just at home.

The 'Sold Secure' Rating

This 'Sold Secure' rating is independently given by the Master Locksmiths Association and acts as a handy guide to how effective the lock is at preventing theft. If you take out Chain Reaction Cycles Insurance, we require that your bike is secured using a Sold Secure approved lock and that it's of an appropriate standard to meet the value of your bike for your claim to be successful. You will also need to show proof of your lock, so remember to keep the original receipt safe in case you need it.

Our Lock Requirements Based On The Value Of Your Bicycle

You'll need a strong bicycle lock that meets the minimum requirement for how much your bike was worth when you insured it.

For example, if your mountain bike is worth £650 when you insure it with us, then a silver lock would be required but you could choose a gold bike lock if you want to be extra careful. Just look for the Sold Secure logo when purchasing an approved bicycle lock.

Sold Secure Silver

For bikes with an insured value of less than £999

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Sold Secure Gold

For bikes with an insured value of £1,000 or more

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You'll need a strong bicycle lock that meets the minimum requirement for how much your bike was worth when you insured it.

For example, if your mountain bike is worth £650 when you insure it with us, then either a silver or gold bike lock would be needed. Just look for the Sold Secure logo when purchasing an approved bicycle lock.

Shop Sold Secure Locks at Chain Reaction Cycles

Check out the entire range of Sold Secure rated bike locks from top brands like Masterlock, Kryptonite, and Abus at Chain Reaction. Whether you're looking for something lightweight and wearable or more heavy-duty, we've got the perfect lock to suit your ride.



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If you already have a lock and want to check how it rates, then just visit Sold Secure at:
www.soldsecure.com

Tips To Keep Your Bike Secure

 

Make sure you lock your bike to an immovable object such as a metal bike dock or ground anchor.

 

Use a waterproof bike lock. Rust can damage and weaken the lock. You’ll find this information in top features on our lock product pages.

 

Use a waterproof bike lock. Rust can damage and weaken the lock. You’ll find this information in top features on our lock product pages.

 

For extra security, choose a D-lock over cable and combination locks as these can be cut more easily.

 

Whilst chain locks are robust, we’d recommend a strong padlock to be more effective.

 

Chain locks are robust but need a strong padlock to be effective.