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  • Started 4 months ago by adamthekiwi
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  1. adamthekiwi
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    Hi folks,

    I'm after a little advice.

    Mrs K and I are about to head off for a couple of weeks in Spain. The first week is an organised mountainbike holiday in the Pyrenees, the second is a week in the Picos de Europa with non-cycling (well, not bringing bikes) friends. I'm also going to Rome in October for the Gran Fondo Campagnolo Roma.

    I've been having a bit of a look at travel (and bike) insurance options. We used to have an auto-renewing multi-trip policy with Virgin Money which covered all our needs, but we've not taken bikes with us like this before - well, once, but were probably not properly insured. This time, we'll have a large investment in bikes (including one that's one week old) with us...

    We're normally covered in the UK by our house insurance. For this reason, I'm unwilling to shell out for additional cycle cover that appears to be aimed at day-to-day use - but travel policies with the bikes specified seem extraordinarily expensive.

    Does anyone have any experience in this area?

    Posted 4 months ago #
  2. gembo
    Member

    Took bike to the Alps a couple of years back insured for about twenty quid. That might be pricey if taking multiple bikes?

    Posted 4 months ago #
  3. fimm
    Member

    I used Yellow Jersey when taking my bike to a race in Europe recently. The do do year round insurances, but they also sell holiday insurance. I thought the price was reasonable.

    I'm probably teaching you to suck eggs here, but make sure that whatever insurance you buy also covers you for your mountainbiking.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  4. adamthekiwi
    Member

    Thanks folks. @Finn, had already looked at Yellow Jersey, they look like the best bet - thanks for the recommendation.

    Posted 4 months ago #

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