Paul Vennard
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Paul Vennard

Paul is actually a chartered accountant so he knows a thing or two about saving money - and that's one of his roles at Biker and Bike: how to save bikers money.

Like everyone else here he's a full-on biker. He's a year-round rider and never happier than when he's on a track, screaming the nuts of his 675 Daytona.

Paul also loves a trip. Just don't share a tent with him. He snores like a bastard.

Motorbike Stolen from garage
Advice

Having your motorbike stolen is one of the worst things that can happen to a biker. Worse still is having the replacement bike stolen a few weeks later. Unfortunately, it’s a fact of life that bike thieves will often retarget a location they have stolen a bike from, knowing that an

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Motorcycle chain has snapped
Advice

A broken motorcycle chain can cause a lot of damage to both bike and rider. And then there’s the issue of finding yourself stranded by the roadside… Seriously, do you know how much grief could be caused by your chain coming off or snapping? I don’t normally get wound up by

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Blood biker at night
Campaigns

We hope you never have cause to need the services supplied by voluntary blood bike riders. But, as a biker, there is a far higher chance that you and every other biker in the UK will be in need of emergency blood. Delivering emergency blood supplies is a vital part

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Saving money on bike insurance
Insurance advice

Saving on bike insurance is possible if you put the time and effort in Spending time getting quotes is a pain in the backside. But one that can pay quite well if you treat it as a job. I recently saved £38.40 with a 10-minute call when the time came

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Judge's Gavel
Insurance advice

Lying to your insurer: New court ruling means lying needn’t necessarily mean a claim can be refused Imagine your sports bike is stolen, along with the £1,800 exhaust you had fitted a few years ago. You make a claim, including a receipt for the expensive cans. Except the receipt is

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Motorcycle accident
Insurance advice

What happens if you are hit by an uninsured driver when you’re riding your bike? The chances of it happening are greater than you might think, with around 1 million drivers on the road without insurance. And the problem is getting worse, with a 10% increase in the year to

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Motorcycle
Insurance advice

Insurance mirroring means you might be able to transfer your No Claims Bonus from your car policy If you run more than one bike and you find a multi-bike policy is getting too expensive, you should take a look at splitting your cover into separate policies. This normally means, though, that

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Save money on bike insurance
Insurance advice

Bike insurance needn’t be as expensive as your first quotes will make it seem. The dream bike you’ve always wanted to own might be within reach after all. Keeping a bike on the road is scary expensive. Especially if it’s a high-end sports bike or super bling cruiser. Which is

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Modified motorbike exhaust
Insurance advice

The good news is modifications needn’t necessarily affect your bike insurance, or if they do, there are things you can do to lower the costs Bike mods are a tricky area for insurers. There are so many different ways a motorbike can be modified that simply evaluating the extra risk

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Motorbike security

If you have had your motorbike stolen the truth is you’ll be even more of a target for motorcycle thieves. The people who stole it know all too well that it will be replaced in the weeks following the theft. So they will be back. It doesn’t matter if it was

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