Insurance for Cycle Touring not in UK

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tonythompson
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Insurance for Cycle Touring not in UK

Postby tonythompson » 10 Jun 2011, 10:24pm

I'm about to embark on a cross Australia cycle tour.My holiday insurance company have told me I would not be covered as this is a bit more than a "holiday".

Does anyone know of an insurance company would cover me for this trip?

Thanks
Crossed Oz Perth to Adelaide to highlight Barrett's Disease http://www.tonystravels.com

stewartpratt
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Re: Insurance for Cycle Touring not in UK

Postby stewartpratt » 10 Jun 2011, 11:14pm

Tried Snowcard?

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Swallow
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Re: Insurance for Cycle Touring not in UK

Postby Swallow » 11 Jun 2011, 11:01am

Post Office travel insurance is very good, cycling is covered as long as it is for transport, ie not racing or mountain biking. Single trip cover for up to 90 days or annual cover http://www2.postoffice.co.uk/travel/travel-insurance
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uphillbothways
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Re: Insurance for Cycle Touring not in UK

Postby uphillbothways » 11 Jun 2011, 4:41pm

Search online for "backpacker insurance". There are loads of firms that will happily cover extended trips.

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Re: Insurance for Cycle Touring not in UK

Postby patricktaylor » 14 Jun 2011, 8:22am

Make sure they will repatriate your bike(s) if required. Snowcard does that.

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Re: Insurance for Cycle Touring not in UK

Postby Edwards » 14 Jun 2011, 8:23am

Check out BMC.
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tonythompson
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Re: Insurance for Cycle Touring not in UK

Postby tonythompson » 1 Sep 2011, 10:58am

Thanks Guys
Snowcard came up trumps £165 for 90 days across Australia by bike. Health & repatriation only.

Crossing Australia to highlight Heartburn awareness

On 9 September I will be leaving Perth Au to cycle across Australia to Sydney (or as far as I can in 2 months) this has always been one of my ambitions but also since being diagnosed with Barrett's Disease I want to highlight the dangers of letting heartburn continue too long without getting it checked out. I disguised the symptoms by taking various over the counter well advertised products. So if you have persistent heartburn or acid reflux please get it checked out. More info http://www.barrettscampaign.org.uk/
And anyone wanting to follow my progress be pleased to have you along.

http://www.tonystravels.com/

Tony
Southampton
UK
Crossed Oz Perth to Adelaide to highlight Barrett's Disease http://www.tonystravels.com