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Important Information About Our Policies

Please note, our policies do not provide cover for cancellation, abandonment or curtailment claims if the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises against all or "all but essential" travel.

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BMX Cycling Travel Insurance

JS Travel Insurance provides cover for BMX Cycling as a Leisure Sport or in an Amateur Competition, this will include cover for the following:

  • BMX Riding
  • BMX Freestyle
  • BMX Racing
  • BMX Competition

Bicycle Motocross or better known as BMX, is the sport of racing specially built bicycles on a cross country course that includes constructed obstacles.

It was founded in California by a group of youngsters who began riding their bicycles on dirt tracks. BMX Cycling is a very popular Adventure Sports, it is even an Olympic Sport.


This policy will also cover Personal Liability.

Please Note: You will not be covered if you are suffering from anxiety, stress, depression or any other mental or nervous disorder on a Single Trip or Annual Multi Trip policy. These types of medical conditions would be excluded from the policy.

Please check the Terms and Conditions for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

If you prefer, you can contact us by telephone on 0800 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or 01273 773 017 or email us via info@jsinsurance.co.uk

Summary of Cover


Section & Cover Limit Per Person Excess
Medical Expenses £10,000,000 £100
Search & Rescue Cover £50,000 £500
Personal Liability £2,000,000 -
Activity Equipment £1,000 £75
Delayed Activity Equipment £200 -
Activity Equipment Hire £300 -
Legal Expenses £25,000 -
Curtailment £2,000 £100


Section & Cover Limit Per Person Excess
Personal Possessions £2,000 £75
Delayed Possessions £200 -
Loss of Personal Money £300 £75
Loss of Travel Documents £1,000 £75
Cancellation £5,000 £100
Travel Disruption £1,000 -
Travel Delay £120 -
Abandonment £5,000 £100
End Supplier Failiure £2,500 -

Extended Travel Delay

If you chose this option you will be covered for Independent Traveller (extended cover for cancellation, curtailment, delayed departure and travel disruption with the addition of accommodation expenses if your trip is disrupted by an event such as a natural disaster e.g. volcanic eruption or if the Foreign & Commonwealth Office advises against travel.)

Pre Existing Medical Conditions

If you have pre existing medical conditions and you are taking part in BMX Cycling whilst travelling abroad, we are able to provide you with cover.


This policy does cover Personal Liability.

Please check the Terms and Conditions for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

Please Note: You will not be covered if you are suffering from anxiety, stress, depression or any other mental or nervous disorder on a Single Trip or Annual Multi Trip policy. These types of medical conditions would be excluded from the policy.

BMX Cycling Organisations

Thanks to the low cost and the enormous freedom of this newly invented sport, it soon became a hit among youngsters in California and, later, all over America.

By the mid 1970s, BMX Cycling was hugely popular and in 1974, the National Bicycle League was founded as a sanctioning organisation.

As the sport kept gaining popularity, the American Bicycle Association was established in 1977 and the International BMX Federation was founded in 1981.

BMX Cycling spread around the world. It became clear that BMX was closer related to Cycling than to Motorcycling and it was integrated into the International Cycling Union (UCI) in 1993.

Destinations for BMX Cycling

BMX Cycling is a common sport that can be done in holiday destinations all over the world.

Some of the most popular areas to enjoy the sport are English speaking countries. BMX Cycling is also very popular in South America.

You do not have to travel abroad to go on a BMX trip, though, as there are BMX parks all over the United Kingdom.

Common Injuries

As BMX Cycling is considered to be an extreme sport, it is one of the flagship sports during events such as the Summer X Games Extreme Sports and it can be easy to sustain an injury whilst taking part in the sport.

It is a fast paced sport with a high level of difficulty and skill and injuries can be serious and sometimes fatal.

Injuries are usually sustained by going too fast on the bike, by overusing certain muscles, or by colliding with a motor vehicle or another Rider.

When BMX Cycling, it is important to ensure you are always wearing a helmet and protective clothing to protect yourself from injury and to limit the severity of the injury.

Travelling with a BMX Bike

When taking your BMX Bicycle aboard an airplane, you may face extra charges for your bike.

If you are going on a trip with your BMX and you want to fly to the holiday location, check with the Airline before traveling to see what their policies on travelling with excess and large baggage is.

Also find out how much you will be charged for travelling with your bike. Alternatively, you may be able to rent a BMX Bike, when you are on your trip to avoid the charges that travelling with your bike may incur.

Please be aware a Travel Insurance policy does not usually cover the value of the BMX and separate insurance should be found for the BMX Bike itself.

Popular BMX Events

As the sport has gained popularity all over the world, there are several large BMX events in every corner of the globe.

The most notable ones are the Annual UCI BMX World Championships, the UCI BMX Supercross World Cups and, of course, the BMX races at the Summer Olympics.

Important Information

You are required at all times to wear the appropriate safety equipment, for example protective clothing and / or suitable head protection.

Adventures Travel Insurance is arranged for JS Travel Insurance through P J Hayman & Company Limited who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Register number 497103). Registered office: Stansted House, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire PO9 6DX. Reg no. 2534965. Adventures Travel Insurance is underwritten by Antares Syndicate 1274 at Lloyd’s. Antares is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.