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We have teamed up with Yellow Jersey Cycle Insurance

  |   MediaVelo, Social Marketing

We have teamed up with Yellow Jersey Cycle Insurance to offer you the best cover for your bicycle & travel needs

We have spent a long time searching for the right insurance provider for our members and we are happy to say we have found them in Yellow Jersey Cycle Insurance.

Yellow Jersey offer specialist cover for bicycles includes all the standard cover you’d expect but also cover other things like race fee cancellation, crash damage, wheels cover and even theft from inside a vehicle.

Yellow Jersey are the official supplier to the British Triathlon Federation, they insure Team Wiggins and are proud sponsors of Matrix Pro Cycling, the team of double Olympic gold medallist Laura Trott.

Yellow Jersey offer a 60% discount on all additional bikes after you insure your first so they are super competitive!

See below a short summary of the bike insurance cover and what it includes –

Bicycle Insurance Features:

  • Worldwide Cover as standard
  • Crash damage while training and racing
  • No increase in premiums if you make a claim
  • 15% Renewal discount
  • Race wheel, pothole protection
  • Race fee cancellation
  • Theft (including from vehicles)
  • 48hr transition cover
  • Damage Cover in transit to bike or box
  • £1000 Bike box cover as standard
  • £250 Accessories cover as standard
  • Optional clothing, helmet and wetsuit cover
  • Roadside recovery
  • 60% “multi bike” discount
  • Family cover
  • Available as short term or annual policies

We believe this is a comprehensive and very competitive policy from Yellow Jersey, if you claim it will not affect your home insurance, they do not increase your premium and they actually give you an automatic 15% renewal discount. Finally, the policy even includes for free a YJ DNA+ forensic protection system worth £30.

And YJ also offer Travel insurance

Why do I need a specific Cycle Travel Insurance?
In much the same way as you buy travel insurance for winter sports, Yellow Jersey provides travel insurance specific to cycle events / trips.

If you already have travel insurance, ask yourself two simple questions:

Have I checked it covers holidays where the primary purpose is cycling, e.g. a training camp or cycle tour.
Have I checked it covers me if I’m taking part in an event, e.g. a long distance sportive, a charity ride, a triathlon race.
A lot of people are unaware travel insurance provided by their work or banks excluded claims if they came off their bike whilst on a cycling specific holiday. Some travel insurers will cover cycling if it’s an incidental part of your holiday, e.g. you hired a bike for a day with your family but not if the primary purpose of the trip is cycling. So if you were racing an Ironman in Austria, taking part in the Mallorca 312 or simply training with a group in the Pyrenees your normal travel insurance is likely inadequate.

Further, the EHIC card protection is only valid if you get taken to a state hospital in Europe. A lot of popular cycling routes and destinations in Europe have only private hospitals nearby whilst state hospitals are few and far between. No matter where you are or what type of cycling you will be enjoying, if you have cycle travel insurance with Yellow Jersey, you can relax and ride with complete confidence you’re covered.

Since active people rarely confine themselves to a single discipline, Yellow Jersey annual policies also include a FREE Winter Sports Package worth up to £80.