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Supporting Community members and their families on the road, on your bike and at home

We have 47,727 members and their families, driving 62,841 vehicles and riding 39,773 cycles

In 2023 we saved our members £385,240 in recovery fees, storage charges, and insurance excess

In 2023 we successfully helped 3,821 members with their motoring, cycling and property claims

Articles and interesting news

Articles and interesting news

Now you can save a GUARANTEED 3p a litre off the pump price on diesel with a fuel card - FREE for all our members.

Assist Protect has now partnered with a leading Fuel Card provider, UK Fuels, to provide our members with FREE fuel cards, which can deliver fantastic benefits for you and your family, helping you save money and combat the ever-rising cost of living. With enhanced security, easy management and increased convenience, it's ideal.

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Look after your bike and it will look after you. Here are our tips on simple cycle maintenance to keep it in good condition.

Bicycles are a great mode of transport and a fun way for you and your family to get exercise. But, like any piece of equipment, they require regular maintenance to keep them running smoothly and safely. Here we overview what you can do and the key things to look for to keep your bike running smoothly and safely for years to come.

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It's great to cycle but, let's face it, you are a bit vulnerable. So here is some helpful guidance on ways you can stay safe.

Cycling is in a golden age of popularity, with more and more people choosing to ride. Unfortunately, the amount of motor traffic has increased as well. Even with new, safer cycling routes, getting on your bike can still be dangerous! In this article we look at ways you and your family can stay safe when you're cycling on the roads.

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The Highway Code has had a big update, with new rules coming into force. Here are the changes you need to know.

With the aim of making the roads a lot safer for cyclists, pedestrians, people riding horses and other non-vehicle users, a lot of new and updated rules have come into force on the 29th January 2022. These changes affect us all, in whatever way we're using the road, so we've summarised the key points for you here.

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Driving tests might start in supermarket car parks instead of test centres as part of a pilot scheme by the DVSA.

The DVSA are considering this as a way to save costs and improve convenience for learner drivers taking their test. DVSA's Chief Executive said "Is it better to meet people in an area where there's a bigger car park, where it's more convenient, at a time that is better for them, rather than asking them to try and park somewhere close to a test centre?"

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Thinking about getting into cycling? To work and/or with family and friends? Here are some helpful tips to get you started.

Cycling is a great way to get outside, get some exercise, explore your local area, and meet new people. Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or a complete beginner, cycling can be a fun and rewarding experience. Here we overview the importance of getting the right gear, setting achievable goals, and staying positive.

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Airless, 3D-printable, and even oxygen-breathing tyres could soon become a reality - check out these amazing designs!

Michelin and General Motors have developed an amazing airless tyre. With a complex internal architecture of composite rubber and high-strength fibreglass, these tyres don't need compressed air to support the vehicle's weight. And a bicycle has been ridden with airless, 3-D printed tyres that can be customised for tread pattern and wheel size.

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The Government intends to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel powered cars and vans from 2030 onwards.

Originally 2040, this was brought forward to 2035 earlier this year. This latest move to 2030 is part of the Government's aim to make the UK the world's number one green economy and reach net zero emissions by 2050. Hybrid-powered vehicles could still be sold until 2035, but after that all new cars and vans would have to be fully electric.

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31% of UK drivers fear driving at night, and 40% of all road accidents happen when it's dark, according to new figures from RoSPA.

Nodding off at the wheel leads to 20% of serious accidents on motorways, which are repititious enough in the daytime but become utterly featureless at night. 91% of drivers are regularly dazzled by oncoming traffic. Notably, it can take the human eye up to nine seconds to fully recover from glare - more than enough time for an accident to happen.

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Turn around and find another route, or press on? Some helpful tips for driving through flood water (if you have to).

Driving through deep water can damage your vehicle and could leave you with an expensive repair bill, not to mention the fact that you could be left stranded. Crucially, it could also result in your claim being denied by your insurer, if it's proven that you've deliberately driven through a larger amount of water than your vehicle can adequately cope with.

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A 60mph speed limit is being implemented on some stretches of motorway. Where are they, and why is this being done?

Starting in October 2020 and set to remain in force for a year, a new 60mph speed limit will apply on key five-mile stretches of the M1, M5, M6 and M602. Highways England hope the 10mph speed difference could reduce the amount of harmful pollutants on roads which experience poor air quality, particularly those close to residential areas.

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New research suggests that wearing a helmet may put cyclists more at risk of being injured in a road traffic collision.

Former Cycling UK councillor Colin Clarke and author and journalist Chris Gillham analysed overall changes in accident risk with increased helmet wearing. Their findings are set out in a paper entitled 'Effects of Bicycle Helmet Wearing on Accident and Injury Rates', presented at the National Road Safety Conference in Telford.

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Property damage claim management: how expert management can help you in the aftermath of damage to your property.

Property damage is an unfortunate reality and can result in significant financial and emotional strain for property owners. Fire, flood, storm, impact, vandalism, burst pipes... there's a myriad of things that can happen to cause damage. Getting the right help from the right people at the right time can make a huge difference to you.

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Here's how cyclist accident claim management can help you navigate the legal and financial complexities of filing a claim.

Cyclist accident claim management professionals are well-versed in the unique aspects of cycling accidents, including the relevant laws and regulations. They can help you navigate the complex legal system, communicate and negotiate with insurance companies and maximise your chances of receiving the compensation you deserve.

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What do the size numbers on tyre sidewalls actually mean? A lot of people don't know, so here's a quick explanation.

Those numbers on the sides of your tyres... are they just industry gibberish that only people in the know can understand? No; they're rather handy once you know what they all signify. They're not just useful to know the next time a tyre garage asks you what size tyres your car has; they also tell you a lot about what your tyres can cope with.

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How does the UK's vehicle number plate system actually work? Here's a quick and simple explanation.

You probably know what the numbers mean - but what about the letters? Since 2001, a standard British plate has seven characters. The first letter is a general area code. So cars registered in London carry plates starting with "L", and cars registered in Birmingham start with "B", and so on. The second letter refers to the local DVLA office.

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In the Covid pandemic, drivers say having a car is even more important and public transport is not a great option.

According to recent research by the RAC, 57% of drivers say they value having a car more today than they did in 2019. Motorists are now less likely to switch to public transport than ever before. Just 43% of those surveyed said they would use their cars less, even if other modes of transport improved - the lowest figure since 2002.

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