Cycle Racing Travel Insurance
If you are planning to take part in Cycle Racing and especially if you plan to do the L'Etape Du Tour in July, you will need to get a Travel Insurance in place especially for medical cover and repatriation.
Cycle Racing is widely considered a more hazardous form of Cycling unlike Leisure Cycling or Cycle Touring due to the lack of protection in crashes with motor vehicles and the vulnerability to weather conditions. Safety equipment, such as cycling helmets, is designed to lessen the damage of impact collisions.
Please select Cycle Racing / Sportives (not professional).
If you prefer, you can contact us by telephone or email, on 0800 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or 01273 773 017 email@example.com
- Summary of Cover
- Pre Existing Medical Conditions
- Common Injuries whilst Cycle Racing
- L'Etape Du Tour
- European and Worldwide Residents
- Important Information
Summary of Cover
|Section & Cover||Limit Per Person||Excess|
|Search and Rescue||£50,000||£500|
|Delayed Activity Equipment||£200||-|
|Activity Equipment Hire||£300||-|
|Section & Cover||Limit Per Person||Excess|
|Loss of Personal Money||£300||£75|
|Loss of Travel Documents||£1,000||£75|
|End Supplier Failiure||£2,500||-|
Pre Existing Medical Conditions
If you have pre existing medical conditions and you plan to participate in Cycle Racing whilst travelling abroad, we are able to provide you with a policy. If you want to get a quote online, you can go to our dedicated website for pre existing medical conditions.
Please check the Terms and Conditions for any restrictions or exclusions whilst taking part in Cycle Racing.
Common Injuries whilst Cycle Racing
Cycling injuries are either overuse injuries which develop over time due to repeated movement patterns, or traumatic injuries sustained after falling from your bike at high speed or a collision.
Knee Pain is the most common area of complaint for Cyclists due to overuse, poor technique or position. Anterior knee pain and patellofemoral pain syndrome are among the most common leg overuse injuries in Cyclists.
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome is pain under or around the kneecap. Patellofemoral pain may happen due to frequent contact and rubbing of the kneecap on the thigh bone or when the kneecap is misaligned due to the repetitive motion of pedalling.
Osteoarthritis of the knee is also common amongst Cyclists; Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that results in gradual wear and tear of the joint cartilage, symptoms of Osteoarthritis include: Swelling, pain and a decrease in the range of motion. To avoid knee injuries, it is essential to have a proper racing saddle (which is narrow and rather hard) that is set up at the correct height.
Neck and / or Back pain is usually caused by staying in one riding position for too long and factors such as poor posture and incorrect body positioning whilst riding. If the bike frame is too long or your handlebars are too low the rider tends to hunch over which causes increased strain on the neck and back.
Saddle Sores are an unavoidable nuisance while training for races and participating in races. They are causes by the repeatedly rubbing off the skin against the saddle, which cause abrasions and cuts. This is generally treated with ointments and pastes.
L'Etape Du Tour
L'Etape Du Tour is an organised Amateur Cycling race that takes place in July each year, and is from Annecy to Le Grand Bornard. There are 5 tough climbs and 4,000 metres of elevation. This is a tough stage for L'Etape and usually attracts around 8,500 participants from all over the world and the event takes place on roads that are closed to the public / other traffic. We can provide cover for a one off day or for your complete trip, depending if you already have Travel Insurance already.
European or Worldwide Resident
We have partnered with World Nomads to provide cover if you are a Resident of another European or Worldwide country and you are planning to take part in Cycle Racing whilst on your trip. These policies will also cover you if you have already left your home country and plan on taking part in Cycle Racing.
Please check the Terms and Conditions for any restrictions or exclusions.
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.