25 Jul 2016 8:17am (3 years ago)
Puncture resistant tyres and insurance
So after getting a puncture on day 1, I decided that I'd do something to prevent this happening as much as I could and bought some puncture resistant tyres (well 1 actually, the other I've ordered from amazon).
The tyres I've chosen are the Schwalbe Marathon Plus.
These tyres came highly recommended by many people.
I felt confident that this was the way forward. I fitted the new tyre on Tuesday night, went out for a test ride to make sure the brakes and gears were functioning correctly and all was good.
When I woke the following day to find the tyre was flat, it turns out I'd trapped the inner tube in the rim.
Having a new bike I really don't want to be a victim of bike crime or an accident. Now I can't stop someone stealing my bike, other than locking it properly, but if it does happen I want to be able to replace it.
So I got insurance from https://www.cycleplan.co.uk/, this covers: