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BMX Cycling Travel Insurance

BMX Cycling is a type of Cycling that involves racing on tracks or performing tricks on ramps and rails. BMX stands for Bicycle Motocross, as it originated as a non motorised version of Motorcycle Racing. It was founded in California by a group of youngster who began riding their bicycles on dirt tracks. Nowadays, BMX Cycling is a very popular Adventure Sports, it is even an Olympic Sport.

You can get a policy online for BMX Cycling on our ADVENTURES website.

Please select BMX Stunt / Obstacle / Riding (Leisure) or BMX Stunt / Obstacle / Riding (Competition).

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

Please quote our account reference: JAD1002

Summary of Cover

PART A

Section & Cover Limit Per Person Excess
Medical Expenses £10,000,000 £100
Search & Rescue Cover £50,000 £500
Personal Accident £5,000 -
Personal Liability £2,000,000 £200
Activity Equipment £1,000 £75
Delayed Activity Equipment £200 -
Activity Equipment Hire £300 -
Legal Expenses £25,000 -
Curtailment £2,000 £100

PART B

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 -

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.

BMX Cycling is one of the youngest Cycling disciplines and is extremely simple. A race involves eight Riders that complete a track with bumps, jumps, sharp bends and other kinds of obstacles. The sport is popular among all ages, from 3 year olds to retirees. Professional BMXers, both Men and Women, are usually between 18 and 40 years old.

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 whilst BMX Cycling

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. Because of this, it is important to make sure you are covered with Travel Insurance when you go on a BMX Cycling trip. Severe injuries are common and may include the following:

  • Broken bones
  • Muscle strain
  • Skull fractures
  • Contusions
  • Concussions
  • Bleeding of the brain
  • Hemorrhaging
  • Facial and dental fractures
  • Ruptures
  • Dislocated joints

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 will face charges. If you are going on a trip with your BMX Bicycle 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. National competitions are held all over the world as well, with one of the biggest taking place in the United States.

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.


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