All about bicycles, electric-assisted bikes, technology and safety in the press

The most common safety risks that we come across in our daily work around bicycle safety, technology and operating instructions are also published by us in articles in the leading German special-interest magazines TOUR (Europe's road bike magazine no. 1), BIKE (Europe's mountain bike magazine no. 1), MYBIKE and EMTB in order to make this information, which is important for the industry, available to a wider public.

For many years now, the Eurobike Show Daily, trade fair magazine of the annual Eurobike Show, has also given us the opportunity to publish our view of major developments in the cycle industry in full-page articles.

We also speak regularly in independent expert presentations about all areas of bicycle technology and the bicycle market. In addition, we are quoted by further special-interest magazines of the industry and the trade as well as increasingly by radio and television in their media reports, which shows us that we are spot on with our advice. The section "News" informs you about the latest news from our specialist areas. The reports and publications of this section are listed chronologically or according to areas of interest.

positionen – Das Magazin der deutschen Versicherer, 02/2017
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Who needs horses!

The most beautiful thing insured in the world – 300,000 Euro

We owe the bicycle to a volcanic eruption in Indonesia. In this area mount Tambora emits so huge ash clouds into the stratosphere that the weather goes mad all over the world. In this “year without summer”, Germany faces crop failures and famines. When horses become rare, because they either perish or end up on the plates, the German baron Karl Freiherr von Drais presents a brilliant idea in 1817, i.e. exactly 200 years ago: a running machine designed to replace horses. In terms of speed the “draisine” convinces: For the 15 kilometres from Mannheim to Schwetzingen it needs one hour – less than a stagecoach! One of the few preserved original draisines are part of Dirk Zedler’s collection in Ludwigsburg. The managing director of the loss adjusting agency GdFS (Gesellschaft der Fahrrad-Sachverständigen) estimates the value of the vehicle from the 1820ies to 35,000 Euro. His collection of historic bicycles is optimally protected and provided with the best insurance. In the event of a loss, the insurance will pay up to 300,000 Euro.

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