Who are they again?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by trustysteed, 19 May 2010.

  1. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    That cycle insurance lot who will chase up accident claims for you?
     
  2. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    CTC?
     
  3. OP
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    trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    ah, that's them, thanks. i believe from several previous threads on here that you can join them post-accident and ask them to look into it?
     
  4. threebikesmcginty

    threebikesmcginty Corn Fed Hick...

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  5. OP
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    trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    yeah, i'm fine, thanks 3BM! just a few cuts, grazes, and bruises from an accident last week.

    Don't want to make it formal but if they won't sort it out amicably, i just wanted to check my options re reporting it to the police and CTC in the event of the other party refusing to pay for repairs to my bike!
     
  6. redddraggon

    redddraggon Blondie

    Location:
    North Wales
    The CTC won't do anything, but Russell Jones & Walker, solicitors for the CTC, might
     
  7. OP
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    trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    if i take up membership with them, how do i go about speaking to russell jones & walker? ;)
     
  8. I used cycleaid for my claim and they were very good.
     
  9. OP
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    trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    thanks kirstie! that looks a good option which would save me having to take out CTC membership.
     
  10. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    When you join you get a claims helpline number.
     
  11. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Could also try Leigh Day - British Cycling's solicitors. If you are not a member, joining up now won't help, although there is nothing stopping you going direct to one of the above solicitors, and if your case is good enough, they will take it on. The advantage of having CTC or BC insurance is that you have third party cover, and the solicitors are contracted with CTC/BC to help you.

    Get membership anyway...
     
  12. OP
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    trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

  13. OP
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    trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    now my stomach's churning wondering whether to let it drop or make sure i report the incident to the police to get my side of the story in first. any advice please?
     
  14. philipbh

    philipbh Spectral Cyclist

    Location:
    Out the back
    You have cuts, grazes and bruises - did you take photos for your claim?

    Don't they have a potentially much bigger bill than the £39 in damage to your bicycle?

    It looks like their escalation of the situation - justified with irrelevant "facts" - is just a way of intimidating you and very f**king far from amicable

    Seems more than decent of you just to claim for bicycle repairs - when I think you could take it much further.

    In my view (my opinion, not legal fact) - their " having issues with the accident" and further accusations mean that you have to take it further and get solicitors to act for you.
     
  15. threebikesmcginty

    threebikesmcginty Corn Fed Hick...

    Location:
    ...on the slake
    I'd report it to the police now.
     
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