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.

Accident damaged Cat C bike
Buying & Selling

Many bikers come across the term Cat C or Cat D write off in ads for bikes that are normally cheaper than market prices. And while it’s tempting to just see the money you can save, it’s wise first to understand exactly what you are getting with an insurance write-off.

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Motorbikes in storage
Insurance advice

If you aren’t using a bike regularly, a laid up motorcycle insurance policy could be best It doesn’t make sense to be spending hundreds of pounds a year on a motorbike policy when the bike isn’t even being used. If you have declared the bike as SORN (Statutory Off-Road Notification),

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Motorbike breakdown
Insurance advice

Many of our Bucket List adventures involve or recommend hiring a bike in a foreign location or even in the UK itself. And just like hiring a car on holiday, it’s likely that you’ll need to hand over a credit card to cover a very large ‘deposit’ to cover the

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Motorcycle disc lock
Motorbike security

Is spending £60 on motorbike security enough to protect your £6,000 pride and joy? We get asked all the time how much should you spend on securing your bike from thieves. The answer isn’t simple I’m afraid. But there are a few truths you should consider when working out what

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Biker in fear
Insurance advice

Many bikers find the only way to get a sensible and affordable insurance quote is to put the voluntary excess up. But this could mean you are almost too frightened to ride the bike the way it should be ridden (you know what we mean). It’s no fun being in

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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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