Review: Wiggle cycle insurance

Phoebe McCrostie By Phoebe McCrostie

Key policy features

  • Wiggle offers three levels of cycling cover - Assist, Essential and Elite - depending on what you want to insure
  • Can cover just personal accidents and third-party claims, or more serious cyclists can be covered for competitions and taking bikes abroad
  • Includes emergency private medical, dental and physio cover
  • They have one of the highest multi-bike discounts – up to 60%

Click here to get a quote from Wiggle.


Cycling retailer Wiggle launched its specialist cycling insurance in 2015. Like PedalSure, Wiggle offers insurance just for cyclists (for the rider, not the bike) in its Assist policy.

It acts a little bit like a specialist health insurance policy by providing personal accident cover and payouts for emergency, physio and dental care. This policy will also cover you for third-party claims.

Wiggle's middle tier of cover, Essential, will also protect your bike against accidental damage and theft, while Elite, its highest cover, offers all of this plus worldwide and competition cover, among other benefits.

You can learn more about cycling insurance with our cyclists' guide to insurance. It rounds up the best providers and has links to reviews of these companies.

Bought By Many is also working to make insurance fairer for consumers. Using the combined buying power of our members we've negotiated a 10% discount on a quality cycling insurance policy. Join our group to access the exclusive deal.

Overview of cover provided by Wiggle

Because Wiggle splits its cycling insurance policy into three levels of cover, the benefits of each are listed below.


  • Rider insurance that covers you for personal accidents
  • Third-party liability cover up to £1m
  • Up to £300 private medical or dental care at any chosen walk-in clinic or private centre
  • Emergency physio access after a cycling injury
  • Option to add Active cover onto the policy, which covers you for cycling events and competitions


  • Includes everything included in Assist cover plus cover for bicycles
  • Covers bikes worth up to £10,000 against accidental damage and theft
  • New-for-old replacement of bikes
  • Option to add worldwide and accessories cover
  • Option to add Active cover for competitions and cycling events


  • Includes all of the above plus additional extras useful for more serious cyclists
  • Cover for multiple bikes with an up-to 60% multi-bike discount
  • Worldwide cover for cycling, transportation and competitions
  • Active cover for cycling events and competitions
  • Replacement bike hire if your bike is damaged, lost or stolen
  • Triathlon Transition Cover - this protects your bike, equipment and clothing in transition
  • Taxi fare reimbursement if your cycle breaks down and you have to get a taxi home or to the station
  • Option to add accessories cover up to £10,000, for an additional cost

Click here to get a quote from Wiggle.

How much does insurance cover from Wiggle cost?

Unlike some other cycling insurance companies, Wiggle does not vary its prices by postcode - so insuring a bike in London will not be more expensive. Premiums will depend on the value of your bike and the level of cover chosen.

For example, Assist cover has a flat rate of £2 a month. If you want to add Active cover it bumps the price up to £2.51 a month.

The cost of Essential cover depends on the value of the cycle you want to insure. For example, a Trek bike worth around £1,500 would cost £10.79 a month, or £129.37 per year to insure.

If you want to add extra cover onto an Essential policy, this will increase the cost. So if you added global cover , this will increase the premiums to £12.55 a month or £149.39 per year.

The cost of Elite cover, which includes the benefits of both Assist and Essential, plus additional extras like global cover and competition cover, also depends on the value of your bike. So the same £1,500 Trek bicycle would cost £14.28 a month or £171.25 a year to insure.

However, a comprehensive policy from Bikmo Plus would cost £9.65 a month. And that is without the exclusive 10% discount Bought By Many has negotiated for members of our cycling group.

What do Wiggle insurance customer reviews say?

Wiggle does not currently have any online customer reviews for its cycling insurance.

This article was independently written by Bought By Many. We were not paid to write it, but we may receive commission for sales that result from you clicking on a link to one of our partners.

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