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  1. It takes two – a Valentines special

    St Valentine’s Day – love it or loathe it, it’s considered one of the most romantic days of the year, and provides people everywhere with a chance to spend some quality time with that special someone. But if you’re stuck for ideas this year – or want to commemorate the day but are bored of the usual flowers-and-chocolates situation – here we provide a few suggestions perfect for pairs.
     

    It takes two to… tango?

     
    Taking dance lessons is a great way to spend your Valentine’s, and what could be more special than learning to tango? As a romantic dance by definition, the moves reflect style, courtship and passion – isn’t that what Valentine’s is all about?
     

    It takes two to… tandem?

     
    What could be more appropriate on this romantic holiday than a ride on a bicycle designed especially for two? While it might take a little while to get the hang of it, the tandem perfectly pairs the enjoyment of cycling with the opportunity to chat while riding together. Tandems come in all shapes and sizes for all different terrains – simply choose your bike, find a suitable cycle route, don your helmets and you’re away.
    If tandems take your fancy this Valentine’s Day, did you know you can them insured through us? Take a look here. It may be worth it if you’re a first-timer!
     

    It takes two to… tea?

     
    As a more relaxed way to celebrate this year, taking high tea and enjoying some quality time with your other half means you can make the most of Valentine’s Day without any of the fuss. High tea is usually taken before about four o’ clock in the afternoon, consisting of light sandwiches, the odd cake and – you guessed it – a cup of tea.
     

    It takes two to… toboggan?

     
    In a slightly less traditional Valentine’s Day spirit, how about spending the day taking up a new activity such as tobogganing? We promise we didn’t add it to the list solely because it begins with T – it’s genuinely fun! There are various winter sports centres dotted around, where you can try your hand at all manner of daring sports. Nothing declares your love like a run down the ski slope… right?!
     
  2. Win a Pinarello bike worth £1,399

    We’re excited to announce the launch of an amazing competition to win a Pinarello Neor 2015 Tiagra 105 bike in black and red, just like the one you see in our TV advert – it’s worth £1,399!

    All you have to do is buy a new bicycle insurance policy, or renew or add another bike to an existing policy, in the three months between February 12th and May 15th 2015 and you’ll be automatically entered into the draw – simple!

    The Pinarello Neor 2015 Tiagra 105 boasts a sleek style and a unique asymmetric frame in hydroformed aluminium, but what really sets this bike apart from the rest of the pack is the carbon rear triangle and front fork. The Neor is the first entry-level bike of its kind to depart from a complete aluminium frame, and comes with the highest performance standards to match.

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    Pinarello is a world-leading manufacturer of handmade bicycles for road, track and cyclo-cross, formed in 1952 by cyclist Giovanni Pinarello. Its longstanding expertise has seen Pinarello bikes carrying professional riders to victory time and time again – Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas and Óscar Pereiro, among countless others.

    It couldn’t be simpler – buy or update your policy between February 12th and May 15th to be in with a chance of winning a world-beating bike!

    Good luck!

    Full competition T&Cs:

    Protect Your Bubble’s Pinarello Bike Giveaway

    1. The draw is open to residents of the U.K excluding employees of the Promoter (or of the Promoter group), their immediate families, agencies of the Promoter (or of the Promoter group) and anyone else professionally connected with this promotion.

    2. Entrants must be 18 years old or over.

    3. The promotion begins at 00.00 on 12th Feb 2015 and closes at 23:59 on 15th May 2015 British Summer Time (BST).

    4. You will be entered if you renew, purchase a new bicycle insurance policy or if you add one or more bikes to an existing personal bicycle insurance policy during the promotional period.

    5. You can also enter without renewing, adjusting or purchasing a policy by sending your full name, address, email address (where applicable) and contact telephone number to: Pinarello Bike Giveaway Prize Draw 2015, Protect Your Bubble, Assurant House, 6-12 Victoria Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1EN provided such entry is received by Promoter on or before the closing date of 15th May 2015. By submitting such an entry, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and accept these terms and conditions.

    6. Only one entry per person is allowed.

    7. Any policy renewed, adjusted or purchased for entry to this draw must be in force for a minimum of 60 days after the promotional period end date.

    8. Prize is 1x Pinarello Neor 2015 Tiagra/105 Black/Red choice of size 50cm or 54cm and 1 x pair of pedals up to the value of £50 as chosen by the winner. [The Promoter will pay for delivery to the winner but all other costs associated with the prize are payable by the winner.]

    9. The winner will be randomly selected on or around the 16th July 2015 by the Promoter from all the valid entries submitted during the promotional period.

    10. The Promoter will contact the winner by 20th July 2015 using the contact details provided as part of the entry and will provide details to the winner on how to claim the prize. In all matters, the random selection made by the Promoter shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.

    11. The winner is required to respond to the notification of winning within 30 days of receipt in order to claim the prize. Failure to do so will result in the prize being forfeited and another winner will be selected. The prize will not be released until 60 days after the expiry of the renewal, adjustment or purchase as detailed in paragraph 8 above.

    12. The prize is not transferable, cannot be exchanged and has no cash value. It cannot be redeemed by the winner for cash or any other prize.

    13. The Promoter reserves the right to ask for evidence of identity and address of the prize winner.

    14. By entering this promotion, entrants will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions.

    15. Losing entries will not receive any notification.

    16. By entering this competition, you understand and agree that the name and county of residence of the prize winner will be available upon request by sending a stamped self-addressed envelope to; Pinarello Bike Giveaway Prize Draw 2015, Protect your bubble, Assurant House, 6-12 Victoria Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1EN after 7th November 2015

    17. In the event of unforeseen circumstances the Promoter reserves the right to provide alternative prizes of equal or greater value.

    18.By entering this competition, you understand and agree that the winner may be requested to participate in promotional activity and that the Promoter reserves the right to make reference to the name and county of residence of the winner, in any publicity. No compensation shall be awarded for such participation.

    19. By entering into this draw, the entrant consents to the use of their personal data by the Promoter for the purposes of the administration of the draw.

    20. Nothing in these terms shall exclude the liability of the Promoter for death, personal injury, fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation as a result of its negligence or any other liability which may not be excluded by law. The Promoter excludes all other liability to the extent permitted by law and in particular without limitation to the foregoing, the Promoter shall not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss nor for loss arising out of matters outside of its control nor for entries lost, delayed or undelivered, nor any liability for technical errors or communication failures in networks and/or internet access.

    21. The Promoter reserves the right at any time to modify, discontinue (temporary or permanently) this draw with or without prior notice due to reasons outside its control (including in the case of anticipated, suspected or actual fraud). The decision of the Promoter in all matters under its control is final and binding.

    22. This promotion and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

    Promoter – Assurant Direct Limited trading as Protect your bubble, whose registered office is Assurant House, 6-12 Victoria Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1EN and whose registered number is 5399683.

  3. Protect Your Bubble at the London Bike Show 2015

    Are you a cycling sensation? A fan of all things two-wheeled? A mountain-biking mastermind? Then do we have an event for you – come and see us at the London Bike Show next month! The event runs from February 12th to 15th, and we’ll be at stand LB1230, so make sure you stop by!

    We’ll be bringing our pop-up bicycle café along, meaning that anyone who comes to our stand for a bicycle insurance quote can get themselves a free cookie. What’s more, we’ll be offering visitors to our stand an exclusive show discount of 10% off our bike insurance – great!

    You can also chat to our brand ambassador and amateur cyclist Dexter Hurlock at the event. He’ll be joining us to talk about his one of a kind downhill mountain bike and you’ll be able to quiz him on anything to do with bikes – from how to get into cycling to training programs, or even just his favourite type of tyre!

    And if all those weren’t reason enough to stop by, we’ll also be launching our competition to win the Pinarello bike worth £1,399 that features in our TV advert. Anyone that purchases a policy with us between February 12th and May 12th 2015 will be automatically entered. You can find out more about the competition here or stop by our stand to take a look at the prize itself!

    If all this sounds just too good to miss, then why not enter our competition to win free tickets to the show? All you have to do to be entered is head on over to our Twitter page and follow us, @protectyrbubble and retweet one of our competition tweets containing the hashtag #PYBLBS15, here is an example:

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    Good luck, and we hope to see you there!

    FULL T&C’s:

    Win tickets to the London Bike Show 2015

    Terms and Conditions

    1. The draw is open to residents of the U.K excluding employees of the Promoter (or of the Promoter group), their immediate families, agencies of the Promoter (or of the Promoter group) and anyone else professionally connected with this promotion.

    2. Entrants must be 13 years old or over.

    3. The promotion begins at 00.00 on 28th Jan 2015 and closes at 12.00 noon on 9th Feb 2015 British Summer Time (BST).

    4. To enter the promotion, entrants must follow @protectyrbubble and RT one of the competition tweets containing the hashtag #PYBLBS15

    5. Entry is free. Only one entry per person is allowed.

    6. There will be 2 winners. The prize for each winner is two tickets to The London Bike Show 2015 at The Excel London. Ticket can be use on one day 12th, 13th, 14th or 15th of February 2015. All other costs associated with the prize are payable by the winner. At least one attendee per prize must be 18 years or older.

    7. The winner will be randomly selected after 12.00 noon on 9th Feb 2015 by the Promoter from all of the valid entries submitted during the promotional period.

    8. The Promoter will contact the winner on 9th Feb via private message on Twitter. Prize tickets will be emailed to the address provided by the winner within 24 working hours of the winner claiming. In all matters, the random selection made by the Promoter shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.

    9. The winner is required to respond to the notification by 12.00 noon on 10th Feb 2015 in order to claim the prize. Failure to do so will result in the prize being forfeited and another winner will be selected.

    10. The prize is not transferable, cannot be exchanged and has no cash value. It cannot be redeemed by the winner for cash or any other prize.

    11. The Promoter reserves the right to ask for evidence of identity and address of the prize winner.

    12. By entering this promotion, entrants will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions.

    13. Losing entries will not receive any notification.

    14. By entering this competition, you understand and agree that the, twitter handle, name and county of residence of the prize winner will be available upon request by sending a stamped self-addressed envelope to; The London Bike Show 2015 Ticket Giveaway, Protect your bubble, Assurant House, 6-12 Victoria Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1EN after 7th November 2015

    15. In the event of unforeseen circumstances the Promoter reserves the right to provide alternative prizes of equal or greater value.

    16.By entering this competition, you understand and agree that the winner may be requested to participate in promotional activity and that the Promoter reserves the right to make reference to the twitter handle, name and county of residence of the winner, in any publicity. No compensation shall be awarded for such participation.

    17. By entering into this draw, the entrant consents to the use of their personal data by the Promoter for the purposes of the administration of the draw.

    18. Nothing in these terms shall exclude the liability of the Promoter for death, personal injury, fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation as a result of its negligence or any other liability which may not be excluded by law. The Promoter excludes all other liability to the extent permitted by law and in particular without limitation to the foregoing, the Promoter shall not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss nor for loss arising out of matters outside of its control nor for entries lost, delayed or undelivered, nor any liability for technical errors or communication failures in networks and/or internet access.

    19. The Promoter reserves the right at any time to modify, discontinue (temporary or permanently) this draw with or without prior notice due to reasons outside its control (including in the case of anticipated, suspected or actual fraud). The decision of the Promoter in all matters under its control is final and binding.

    20. This promotion and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

    Promoter – Assurant Direct Limited trading as Protect your bubble, whose registered office is Assurant House, 6-12 Victoria Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1EN and whose registered number is 5399683.

  4. Hidden Gems of South England

    A couple of weeks ago I went for a bike ride on a sunny Saturday. July 2014 has been a pleasure for bike riders because there has been lovely warm weather and almost no rain.

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    Hampshire and Berkshire has some of the most scenic windy country lanes available offering breathtaking views and wonderful colours. Early summer presented rolling hills of yellow as the Oilseed Rape came into blossom and then came the 50 shades of Green for as far as the eye can see. As midsummer takes hold the surprising changing colours of the countryside settle and it is up to the rider to search for hidden no so obvious gems to occupy the mind.

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  5. Win a Bicycle Accessories bundle including Garmin Cycle Computer and more

    We don’t just insure Bicycles, we are giving you the chance to WIN everything you need to kit yours out!

    We have a great Bicycle Accessories bundle to give away and it could be yours…

    To celebrate the 2014 London Bicycle Show this weekend, we are giving all our lovely Twitter followers the chance to win a fantastic bundle of Bicycle Accessories including a Garmin Edge 200 GPS Cycle computer, Lezyne Pressure Drive mini ABS pump, Lezyne Rap 13 Multi Tool and more.

     

    Cycling bundle prizes

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Prices may change. Protect Your Bubble is a trading name of Assurant Direct Limited, a company registered in England and Wales (registration company number 5399683). Assurant Direct Limited is an Appointed Representative of Lifestyle Services Group Limited. Lifestyle Services Group Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under registration number 315245. You can check this on the Financial Services Register at http://www.fca.org.uk/ or by calling 0800 111 6768.

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