The biking community is renowned for being a truly close knit one. I created Fyrdraca because I couldn’t find a tracker for our bikes that we had control over. I got sick and tired of trying to find somewhere safe to park my classic bikes. I knew that if they got stolen my insurance wouldn’t pay me back anywhere enough to replace it. I knew that I wasn’t alone and that every one of my fellow bikers was going through the same experience. You can read more about my personal motivation why
A few of our stories:
The following are genuine stories that I’ve found on Facebook and elsewhere. They tell a chilling story of criminal ingenuity ……and biker despair! There’s no need to endure the pain, cost and inconvenience of a theft. You’ve navigated your way to this website and now you’re a few easy steps away from adding another invaluable level of security.
“If your insured bike is stolen, you would expect your insurers to pay up, correct? Sadly, it’s not always so simple. Mine did so only nine months after the theft, and then only because I went to the financial ombudsman.
Insurance firms have an infamous ability to wriggle out of what you might see as their proper obligations.”
“With Insurance Premiums being so high and a minefield of clauses covering where and when we can park our bikes, trying to keep a no claims discount was a nightmare. I believed my Bike insurance would at least give me enough back to replace my bike but it was nowhere near covering the true cost.”
“I recently had my motorcycle stolen from my front driveway. As a fair weather rider I normally keep my motorcycle at a family members garage about 3 miles away, which is only a short bus ride, and had my TPFT policy with Highway Insurance set up so this was my overnight address. They knew it was not my residential address and the policy did state the motorcycle must be secured in a properly constructed garage between the hours of 22:00 – 06:00.3 days before it was stolen I had been out for a ride and stopped off at my residence for some lunch, no problems as it was outside of the time frame for being in a garage and it was the same situation as if I had taken it to the shops etc.. during the day.At around 13:00 that day I decided to carry on my ride and found the bike would not start. After trying all the basics (and I am certainly no mechanic) I decided to call my local garage to see if they could come out and fix the problem or take it back to their workshop. As it was a Sunday afternoon it was “no can do” and after trying a few others from the yellow pages with the same results I called my regular garage back and booked it in for the following Saturday which was the earliest they could arranger. days later the bike was stolen sometime between 21:00-08:00.The alarm and immobilizer were both set as were the steering lock and disc lock. I reported the incident to the police as soon as I realized it had been stolen, I then contacted the insurance company.”
“I was paying for petrol at a service station when two guys pulled up on a scooter next to my bike at the petrol pump. One of them jumped off the scooter and onto mine , the guy on the scooter then put his foot on the bikes foot pegs and pushed the bike whilst the other guy steered it. They almost knocked over a woman as they sped out of the garage forecourt and off down the road. This happened in broad daylight with witnesses at 9.30 in the morning. The whole thing was captured on CCTV and took less than 30 seconds, the scooter plates were registered to another motorbike so obviously so no luck there.MCE insurance are refusing to pay out for the theft because the bike was left unattended at the petrol pump (for less than a minute). They claim that because the bikes owner didn’t secure the bike whilst it was left unattended at the petrol pump it makes his insurance null and void.”