Travel abroad with confidence

Enjoy your cycling holidays and overseas trips with discounted travel insurance protection

  • Discounted rates for members including a group or club discount
  • Flexible - build your own policy
  • Cycle hire if your bike is damaged or delayed in transit included
  • Cover for training, holidaying abroad and race events

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Travel insurance - how does it work?

We want you to travel abroad safe in the knowledge that you, your bikes and your belongings are covered should something go wrong.

We've secured discounted rates with a leading travel insurance provider for cyclists, so you can enjoy your overseas trips without the hassle.

Bikes and cycling equipment are automatically covered up to £1500 (£1,000 single item limit). You can also hire a replacement bike if yours is damaged or delayed in transit by more than 12 hours (up to £200).

Additional annual cover for bikes of a greater value, that you take abroad, can be obtained through British Cycling Bike Insurance.

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Who is it available to?

All British Cycling members

What is Travel Insurance?

Travel insurance is not included with your membership, therefore, it is strongly recommended that you obtain adequate cover before you travel abroad.

You should ensure that any travel policy you obtain covers you for the activities that you are planning to undertake, especially if you are planning to take part in organised cycling events of any kind.

Comprehensive travel insurance is available for single trips of or alternatively an annual policy can be purchased. Cover includes legal expenses and all non-hazardous holiday activities which can be extended to include a wide range of cycling disciplines including competitive events for most cycling disciplines.

It is also advisable to check whether your bicycle is covered by insurance before you travel and make any necessary arrangements in this regard (see Bike insurance). Premiums vary according to geographic location and the duration of your trip.

If you are involved in a cycling incident abroad and need legal support click here.

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British Cycling Travel Insurance Services is a trading style of Thistle Insurance Services Limited. Thistle Insurance Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Lloyd’s Broker. Registered in England under No. 00338645 Registered office: 68 Lombard Street London EC3V 9LJ. British Cycling is an Appointed Representative of Thistle Insurance Services Limited.

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