Electric Bike Theft

Our claims team are always on hand to help you in the event of a claim and we endeavour to keep Members updated with trends or areas of concern.

We have seen a recent increase in thefts of e-bikes from Members premises where property is broken into and bikes are loaded onto vehicles and stolen.  We are aware this is lucrative business as many can be sold on either in their entirety or for parts.

In total more than 60,000 bikes were stolen in the UK in 2023 (64,201).

Members who rent/hire e-bikes may be at a higher risk when it comes to stock being stolen.  Members that offer this as part of their business should check their security measures and be extra vigilant due to the number of recent thefts we have seen.

Even bikes stored in locked containers are not safe from determined gangs as we have been informed.  If you rent/hire e-bikes as part of your business please make sure you have

  1. Provided full details of the number of bikes and value on your property cover.
  2. Ensure your security measures are adequate.
  3. You may be asked by our Underwriting department to reassess the security measures in place and to do this as a matter of good risk management.
  4. Inform us immediately if you have a claim.

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AIM Staff Profile – Brad Mott

Meet the Team

While most of our readers will have dealt with members of our team on the telephone, many of you will not have met face to face. Have you ever wondered who we are and what we do? We sent our intrepid reporter to interview AIM underwriter, Brad Mott, for an insider view.

Q: How long have you been at AIM and what do you do?

B: I began working for AIM just over two years ago, joining as a customer service and sales advisor, as the first port of call for new business enquiries. Attending the AHOEC seminar in Northern Ireland helped to develop my understanding of the sector, our Membership and the cover AIM provides, and earlier this year I moved into underwriting to progress my career at AIM. Since I have been here we have grown enormously and the variety and volume of work has been great. During our peak renewals period of March and April things can be pretty hectic!

Q: How do you fill your spare time?

B: I’ve always had an interest in the outdoors and adventure, and I enjoy keeping fit, doing anything from weight training to cycling and football. My dad used to be a body builder so sport and fitness have always run in the family. I enjoy travelling, walking my dog and spending time outdoors with my other half. I also run the Regis Fantasy Football League!

Q: What is your greatest sporting achievement?

B: I’ve become something of a runner in the last few years, going from barely being able to manage 5km to completing four half marathons and the full London Marathon this year. I cramped at the 15-mile mark and was disappointed with my time but it was still a great sense of achievement to complete the course and do my part in raising £2,700 for Havens Hospice in Essex. I should say a special thanks to my mum for baking and donating a mountain of cakes in support, and to everyone at the Regis Tunbridge Wells office for buying and devouring them.

Q: What activities do you plan to try next?

B: I want to try my hand at stand-up paddle boarding next time I’m by the water. I also have something of a passion for flying so a sky dive is definitely on the list, along with wing walking which can be done at a small air field in Essex, close to where I’m from. Completing a marathon in a faster time is another challenge I’m looking forward to taking on. I would also like to pursue some PT and fitness qualifications. I’m certainly open to adventure so who knows what the future may hold?