Considering some two-wheel time on holiday? Here's some fast facts about this popular sport:
Keep reading to find out what travel insurance can help you with if you’re planning to go cycling this holiday.
If you find yourself in trouble, we might be able to help:
You won’t be covered for anything arising from your cycling if:
Ever notice how people who cycle a lot seem to wear very bright clothing? There’s a reason for that, and it all comes down to visibility, for both other cyclists, and more importantly, cars.
Too big or too small: neither is good for controlling a bike. When hiring a bike, make sure you choose the right bicycle frame size for your height. Whoever you’re hiring or buying a bike from, they should be able to help you.
It sounds obvious, but in many countries round the world, the locals shun helmets. Sure, they might seem a little less hampered than someone who’s safety conscious, but studies show that helmets reduce serious head injuries by up to 50%.
When you’re approaching a red light, or riding between slow-moving cars, it’s important that you don’t get boxed in. Make sure you’re always alert and planning ahead.
We do not provide cover for bicycles under our policies, whether these are rentals or your own.
There is a provision to claim for Cancellation Fees and Lost Deposits of unused travel arrangements if you have to cancel your trip or your trip is shortened due to claimable events such as injury/illness, and the fees cannot be recouped from the provider.
We would not be able to provide medical cover for you if you are going against medical advice.
In an emergency, get yourself to hospital. As soon as it's possible, we advise that you or a member of your travelling party call our medical assistance team who will be able to liaise with you or the hospital.