For the protection of members and all those involved in the management of registered and insured cycling events, British Cycling provides through its public liability insurance policy, an indemnity, limited to £10,000,000 for legal liabilities arising from claims made against an Event Organiser, official or participant that involves either bodily injury or property damage to a third party.
All events promoted under the auspices of British Cycling are provided with this cover upon receipt of a properly completed Event Registration form and the payment of all appropriate fees.
In the unlikely event that a claim is directed at a race official ‘as an individual', rather than as a representative of an event, then British Cycling also provides to that individual the benefit of ‘Directors & Officers Liability' insurance which provides indemnity against ‘wrongful acts' committed by ‘individuals' acting on behalf of an event held under the auspices of British Cycling.
1 ‘Wrongful act' shall mean any actual or alleged breach of trust, breach of duty, neglect, error, misstatement, misleading statement, omission, breach of warranty of authority or other act wrongfully committed or attempted by the Official in the course of performing his duties as an Official.
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Insurance is paid for through race levies. For competitive cycling events there is a levy per rider to cover the liability insurance for that event which the Event Organiser then pays to British Cycling headquarters within seven days of the event.
The amount each rider pays depends on the category of the race and is usually included as part of the entry fee. Costs per rider can be seen below:
|All juniors, seniors, veterans & women||£3.00|
|All youth (except U12's)||£1.50|
|Event surcharge (any non-members aged 16 or over)||£3.00|
|Go-Cross (in accordance with 6.8 of the Cyclo-Cross technical regulations)||£1.00|
Please note a regional or league levy may also be charged.