70% want cyclists to buy insurance

Chris Wheal

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Seven out of 10 Brits (69.6%) are demanding that Kamikaze cyclists be forced to buy insurance – just like car drivers and motorcyclists have to. That's according to a survey from insurance seller Policy Expert. Nearly half of cyclists admit they don't even insure their bike against theft when it's not at home.

But the research ahead of Bike Week (14-22 June) shows Brits are backpedalling on the 'drivers versus cyclists' rift, with seven in 10 (69%) admitting that the cyclists are harmless, keep down traffic levels, and help to save the planet.