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© Two-time world triathlon champion Helen Jenkins
World champion triathlete launches new insurance product
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Posted on: Monday 15th September 2014

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Two-time world triathlon champion Helen Jenkins has helped design a new insurance product aimed specifically at amateur triathletes and cycling enthusiasts.

The Olympian has worked with insurance entrepreneur Darren Thomas to launch Pedalcover, a unique bike and home insurance that combines all bikes and accessories under a single policy.

Backed by one of the UK's largest insurance providers, Pedalcover replaces the need to take out separate bike insurance, or specify multiple bikes on a home insurance policy, providing cover during training, leisure and competition time, at home and abroad.

The Welsh athlete, who had to withdraw from the 2014 Commonwealth Games, has known Pedalcover's founder Darren for a number of years.

Having competed in Ironman France and represented Wales in pro-am cycling events internationally, Darren is combining his passion for cycling with a career in insurance which spans over 30 years, to develop Pedalcover.

Helen said: "I've been friends with Darren for many years. In fact, he trains with Marc and myself on a regular basis. Because Darren was a triathlete and is a cyclist himself and has worked in the insurance industry for years, he really does know his stuff. It was great to work with him on developing Pedalcover – it really is insurance for cyclists, designed by cyclists. When you've trained so hard for a competition and can't compete due to injury or have spent thousands on a new bike only to have it stolen from your shed, having the right level of insurance cover makes all the difference."

Founder Darren Thomas said: "If you're a keen cyclist or triathlete chances are you'll have more than one bike, on top of wetsuits and other accessories. When you come to insure all of this equipment, you would normally have to take out separate home and bike insurance, because the cover provided within a standard home insurance policy would not give you enough cover for your bike. You would also have to specify all of the bikes that you have, pushing the cost of the insurance premium up and often there is a limit placed on the value of your bike.

"Pedalcover saves time and money as it combines it all under one policy, so if you're like me and have a bike for every occasion, all your bike and accessories are covered worldwide, without the need to specify them individually."

For more information visit or follow @pedalcover on Twitter.

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