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

In our daily work as we deal with bicycle safety, technology and user manuals we come across lots of safety risks. The most frequent ones are published in articles of the leading German special-interest magazines TOUR – Europas Rennrad-Magazin Nr. 1, BIKE – Das Mountainbike Magazin Europas Nr. 1 and E-Bike – Das Pedelec-Magazin to make this information important for the sector accessible to a wider public.

For many years now the Eurobike Show Daily accompanying the annual international Eurobike Show has given us the opportunity to publish our perspective on major developments in the cycle industry in full-page articles.

We also speak regularly in independent lectures about all topics relating to bicycle technology and bicycle market. In addition, we are regularly cited by further special-interest magazines or trade journals as well as more and more by radio and television and in their media reports, which shows us that we are completely right with our information. The section NEWS informs you about the latest news from our specialist fields. The reports and publications of this section are listed chronologically or according to topics 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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