Security Requirements

CycleSure security guidelines and recomended cycle locks

Most cycle insurance claims are for theft, either from the owner's home or while the cycle was left unattended. CycleSure insurance cover is therefore provided subject to security requirements.

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Security Requirements

Approved Locks

An 'Approved Lock' is one which appears on the website of a division of the Master Locksmiths Association under the brand ‘Sold Secure’, see The locks are graded according to their strength, reliability and sophistication into three categories:

  • Bronze rated locks are only suitable for cycles up to £250 replacement value
  • Silver rated locks are only suitable for cycles up to £1500 replacement value
  • Gold rated locks are only suitable for cycles over £1500 replacement value.

The locks shown on the ‘Sold Secure’ website are the only locks which we consider to be ‘Approved’ for the purpose of the policy, up to the specific values stated above.

In the event of a claim you will need to provide us with evidence that you owned and were using an Approved Lock at the time the cycle was stolen. If you are not currently using an Approved Lock, you must replace it with one that is approved or face the possibility of having a claim disallowed.

Your existing lock may be on the Approved Lock List, please click on the icon below to check with Sold Secure.