CTC Membership Insurance

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CTC Membership Insurance

Postby Velocio » 20 Aug 2015, 4:14pm

Does anyone know...

...whether CTC Membership Insurance covers us all the time or only when we are on CTC group rides?
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Re: CTC Membership Insurance

Postby Bicycler » 20 Aug 2015, 5:47pm

You are covered any time you are riding your bike including commuting to work or on holiday abroad (except USA and Canada). You are not covered at times when you are being employed as a cyclist (eg. as a cycle courier) or taking part in some types of competitive cycling.

http://www.ctc.org.uk/sites/default/fil ... idance.pdf
http://www.ctc.org.uk/resources/insuran ... rance-faqs

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Re: CTC Membership Insurance

Postby niggle » 23 Aug 2015, 12:02am

Bicycler wrote:You are covered any time you are riding your bike including commuting to work or on holiday abroad (except USA and Canada). You are not covered at times when you are being employed as a cyclist (eg. as a cycle courier) or taking part in some types of competitive cycling.

http://www.ctc.org.uk/sites/default/fil ... idance.pdf
http://www.ctc.org.uk/resources/insuran ... rance-faqs

Are you covered for business use, i.e. riding to other locations for work purposes during the working day?

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Re: CTC Membership Insurance

Postby RickH » 23 Aug 2015, 4:16pm

CTC (from PDF linked above) wrote:You are covered while you are using your cycle for private and professional purposes, including business cycling. You will not be insured if you are specifically employed as a cyclist e.g. as a cyclist-messenger or a carrier cyclist. (my bold)

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Re: CTC Membership Insurance

Postby Grandad » 23 Aug 2015, 9:13pm

I commuted on a bike to an office job. Sometimes I had to visit another office during the day and used the bike to get to it. Under a motor insurance policy this is definitely business use and attracts a higher premium.

The CTC explanation is a bit woolly - do they think that only cycle couriers use their bikes for business purposes? I'd like to see a ruling from whoever provides the CTC insurance and not trust someone else's interpretation.

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Re: CTC Membership Insurance

Postby gaz » 23 Aug 2015, 11:32pm

It's the official guidance note from both CTC and the insurer, as stated in the above linked PDF:
This guidance sheet has been produced by CTC and Butterworth Spengler Insurance Group to offer guidance as to what you should do to minimize the potential for incidents to occur. CTC however are not authorized to give advice on insurance


IMO there's little wooliness about the section quoted by RickH, then again I doubt that you'll get a clearer explanation because all insurers like to leave some wriggle room.

Please note that gaz is not FCA regulated and cannot assess individual needs for insurance. You will not receive advice or recommendations from gaz about them. Read the guidance sheet carefully to decide whether the policy suits your requirements. If you are still unsure, ring CTC's brokers directly on 0151 494 4400. Other providers are available. Posted on a forum that contains track nuts and cannot be guaranteed track nut free.
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Re: CTC Membership Insurance

Postby beardy » 24 Aug 2015, 12:14am

this is definitely business use and attracts a higher premium.


That is what I thought too but in practice it often has a lower premium, the world of insurance works in unfathomable ways!

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Re: CTC Membership Insurance

Postby Ank@eel » 25 Aug 2015, 5:37pm

Hi all,

Are registered Bikeabilkity trainers covered by CTC insurance whilst instructing?

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Re: CTC Membership Insurance

Postby gaz » 25 Aug 2015, 7:47pm

AIUI the standard CTC membership "Third Party" insurance would not cover Bikeability activity. CTC can provide specialist cover for such activities.

You may wish to post your enquiry on the National Standard Cycle Training board: viewforum.php?f=11

Please note that gaz is not FCA regulated and cannot assess individual needs for insurance. You will not receive advice or recommendations from gaz about them. Read the guidance sheet carefully to decide whether the policy suits your requirements. If you are still unsure, ring CTC's brokers directly on 0151 494 4400. Other providers are available. Posted on a forum that contains track nuts and cannot be guaranteed track nut free.
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Re: CTC Membership Insurance

Postby Ank@eel » 26 Aug 2015, 3:57pm

Thank you Gaz, I will follow this up.