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Bikers Chat => Insurance => Topic started by: Rickr10 on 29 May, 2014, 08:24:00 PM

Title: adelaide Insurance
Post by: Rickr10 on 29 May, 2014, 08:24:00 PM
Don't know what they are like if you make a claim, but if they are as efficient as when opening an account they will be pretty good.  My current renewal was ridicules so I tried The Bike Insurer and ended up with Hastings Direct who quoted £92.  Tried ringing Hastings to see if my advanced qualifications could get me a bit more off, but after spending 20 minutes and later 25 minutes waiting for someone to answer the phone and speak to me I gave up.

Went on to the Adelaide website and did the ring back, they phoned me within the hour I gave them detail of the Hasting quote and the reference number, 10 minutes later they rang me back and quoted £78 for exactly the same cover. Worth trying if yours is due.

Title: Re: adelaide Insurance
Post by: golfsharpy12 on 29 May, 2014, 08:41:38 PM
Had the misfortune to claim off my IAM policy through Adelaide just before XMAS, not my fault but the other party was not insured.   Adelaide and RSA were brilliant and could not have been more helpful and pragmatic.   Everything was sorted in under 3 weeks and without fuss.  Just brilliant.

Steve
Title: Re: adelaide Insurance
Post by: Rev Ken on 29 May, 2014, 09:46:38 PM
I'm insured with them and when I fell off on Hardnott Pass my top box hit a 4by4 on teh way up who couldn't wait. They dealt with the claim, including the porkies told by teh other driver, and I didn't even have to put anything in writing. I'm still insured with them and their service has been first class. They remind me well in advance of my renewals and contact me to offer other insurances, including cars. (Were upset when I didn't contact them for a quote on my wife's car last time!)

However like all insurance brokers they are out to make money so it is advisable to get other quotes before going to them. At my age I can't afford to change insurance firms so will be paying more as time goes by.  :003:
Title: Re: adelaide Insurance
Post by: knapdog on 07 April, 2015, 07:40:43 PM
Thought I might give Adelaide a ring today ( though I was informed that they had now changed their name) for a quote.
My mk2 is now due and on the comparison sites MCE quoted £153 and the next was about £170 ish. As I shan't touch MCE again with a barge pole for various reasons I pick3d up the phone to Belfast.
Friendly gentleman gave me a quote for 330 odd pounds. When I told him the MCE figure he said he'd beat that in the region of about 10% provided I gave him my go compare log in and password details so he could bring the quotes up for verification.
Well if you're like me, I tend to keep the same password for lots of things so I declined his offer even though I could change my password afterwards.
I'll be sticking with the £170 . Think it was Just motorcycles  (or something like that)
Title: Re: adelaide Insurance
Post by: knapdog on 09 April, 2015, 02:52:13 PM
To continue from above, I changed my password before I contacted them again. By the way they're now known as Cornmarket but the previous number gets you through. I found out that their system doesn't allow them to see your gocompare quotes so I gave them my Bikeinsurer quotes instead.
They not only matched them but beat them by around 10%.
I've now got a total of £350 excess,  fully comp and 90 days european cover for £161. It would have been less but they couldn't match MCE quote as that had a £650 excess (plus I wouldn't go with them anyway).
For me that's happy days.
Title: Re: adelaide Insurance
Post by: phild on 01 July, 2015, 12:44:37 PM
My Wife's insurance is due again. Renewal from Cornmarket was just over £145.

I did a few other quotes and got it down to £128. I contacted Cornmarket, told them I could get it cheaper, and without asking me where from they dropped it to just over £119!

I renewed with them, but they still charged me £1 for paying with my DEBIT card!

Why do I have to play this game every renewal. :110:
Title: Re: adelaide Insurance
Post by: phild on 05 February, 2016, 08:31:42 PM
Here we go again!

My renewal from IAM surety came through today..........just under £200! :005:

A quick search, getting all the cover I require, comes back from various insurers, about £130.

I've emailed Cornmarket (or whatever they call themselves now) to see what they come back with.

I may go with one of the quotes from Compare the market anyway as I can get 2 for 1 cinema tickets as well...........yes, we do go to the cinema a lot. :001:
Title: Re: adelaide Insurance
Post by: phild on 11 February, 2016, 04:01:33 PM
Well, well what a surprise.

Still insured via Cornmarket with 'ageas'.......£121. A whopping £76 reduction from the first quote for exactly the same cover.

Same thing next year no doubt. :110:
Title: Re: adelaide Insurance
Post by: Rev Ken on 13 February, 2016, 08:50:33 PM
I doubt whether I'll be able to challenge what they offer me as there aren't many insurers that will offer new insurance to a 78 year old! :161:
Title: Re: adelaide Insurance
Post by: shumba on 13 February, 2016, 09:42:15 PM
 I believe the oldest UK biker is a chap called Reg Scott at 94 he still puts a few miles in,  When I remove my helmet I sometimes
 get a few blank stare and I am only 72.
 I think he said he is insured with Bennets who say they dont have an age barrier.
Title: Re: adelaide Insurance
Post by: phild on 13 February, 2016, 10:09:35 PM
You two make me feel so young...........thanks.  :001:
Title: Re: adelaide Insurance
Post by: shumba on 13 February, 2016, 11:09:05 PM
*Originally Posted by phild [+]
You two make me feel so young...........thanks.  :001:

  If I remember correctly a recent survey stated that the on average the happiest folks are 60 and older , Just think of whats in store for you I bet you cant wait.  :001:
Title: Re: adelaide Insurance
Post by: phild on 14 February, 2016, 11:58:41 AM
Only 3 years to go! :001:
Title: Re: adelaide Insurance
Post by: shumba on 14 February, 2016, 12:20:30 PM
*Originally Posted by phild [+]
Only 3 years to go! :001:
Not long to go then,And just remember that,All good things come to those who wait. :002:
Title: Re: adelaide Insurance
Post by: phild on 17 February, 2017, 09:29:29 AM
*Originally Posted by phild [+]
Well, well what a surprise.

Still insured via Cornmarket with 'ageas'.......£121. A whopping £76 reduction from the first quote for exactly the same cover.

Same thing next year no doubt. :110:


I was right!

Renewal time again and this year, same company, they want £175.79.

Hasting Direct want about £130. Still waiting for Cornmarket (Adelaide) to get back to me with a new quote!!! :110:
Title: Re: adelaide Insurance
Post by: phild on 18 February, 2017, 12:42:23 PM
£135.80..........staying with them as I can't be bothered to change for less than a fiver difference.

Same time, same place next year then?  :001:
Title: Re: adelaide Insurance
Post by: phild on 05 February, 2018, 03:47:45 PM
And another year goes by and my renewal has come through........just over £190! :005:

Already got a quote, from Bikesure, for just over £130.

Letís see what Cornmarket come back with, but this is so tiresome year after year. :003:
Title: Re: adelaide Insurance
Post by: Rev Ken on 05 February, 2018, 05:39:37 PM
*Originally Posted by phild [+]
And another year goes by and my renewal has come through........just over £190! :005:

Already got a quote, from Bikesure, for just over £130.

Letís see what Cornmarket come back with, but this is so tiresome year after year. :003:
I'm with them and will have to stick with them as I doubt anybody else is willing to quote for an 80 year old kid. :232:
Title: Re: adelaide Insurance
Post by: phild on 05 February, 2018, 07:36:39 PM
Iíll be happy if Iím still riding at 70 never mind 80.  :001:

Just renewed with them again......£139.

More than £60 difference from their initial renewal quote! :112:

Title: Re: adelaide Insurance
Post by: moayling on 05 February, 2018, 10:48:35 PM
70 is the new 60! I'm still going strong at 73 with no plans to hang up my boots yet. I have chased Rev Ken around on a few tours and believe me, he doesn't hang about. We also have a Mate who is still racing at 76.
So cheer up you young whippersnappers, you have years of riding left in you.

Ride safe.
Title: Re: adelaide Insurance
Post by: phild on 06 February, 2018, 07:31:32 AM
Is there a list of insurance companyís that cover more senior riders/drivers?

I know Saga do, but usually they are very expensive.
Title: Re: adelaide Insurance
Post by: Rev Ken on 06 February, 2018, 03:30:48 PM
 :187:
*Originally Posted by moayling [+]
70 is the new 60! I'm still going strong at 73 with no plans to hang up my boots yet. I have chased Rev Ken around on a few tours and believe me, he doesn't hang about. We also have a Mate who is still racing at 76.
So cheer up you young whippersnappers, you have years of riding left in you.

Ride safe.
Shhhooooooo don't tell! :125:
Title: Re: adelaide Insurance
Post by: Rev Ken on 06 February, 2018, 03:34:46 PM
 :005:
*Originally Posted by phild [+]
Is there a list of insurance companyís that cover more senior riders/drivers?

I know Saga do, but usually they are very expensive.
They won't even insure my old Porsche, let alone something as dangerous as an 80 year old on two wheels. (Disguised, in my opinion by ridiculous quotes.)
Title: Re: adelaide Insurance
Post by: phild on 13 February, 2019, 08:15:51 AM
Another year, same old story.

Renewal arrived......£180. A couple of quotes on line, sent them on to Cornmarket (took over Adelaide).......renewed with them for £109!! £71 saving.  :001:
Title: Re: adelaide Insurance
Post by: phild on 25 June, 2019, 03:50:43 PM
My wifeís insurance renewal came through this week, same company as mine above.

£175  :005: :005:

A quick online comparison, copy sent off to Cornmarket........£101. 10 minutes faffing saved us £74!  :001:

Same old game every renewal.  :028:

Title: Re: adelaide Insurance
Post by: Art on 25 June, 2019, 05:32:40 PM
I'm not sure if Jock Stares is still with us, he'd be 103 now