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Old 09-02-10, 05:49 AM   #1
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Club insurance

Some friends and I are regularly meeting up for informal rides, but now feel we need to get organised. We are all of a certain age ...

We would like some ride insurance/coverage. Is the best way to affiliate to a national cycling organisation? If so, which one?

I'm a fur'ner in the US, btw, so I'm not familiar with the set up here.

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Old 09-02-10, 05:57 AM   #2
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My club gets coverage for events through the Bike League.
http://www.bikeleague.org/members/club/insurance.php
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You probably know the situation over here in that if you are a full member of the CTC- or a club that is affiliated to it- You get insurance. Not certain what it does cover but You are insured.

So come back to the UK- sounds as though it is easier- unless the US has a similar scheme in operation. But I nearly got to the US last year. I had coverage through the CTC for world wide riding at a nominal fee.
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So come back to the UK- sounds as though it is easier- unless the US has a similar scheme in operation. But I nearly got to the US last year. I had coverage through the CTC for world wide riding at a nominal fee.
Oh yeah! Why didn't I think of that? ;-)
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To the OP, I'd be interested in a follow-up post to hear what you finally decided to do and how it worked out.
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Just some friends getting together for informal rides? Why the need for insurance?
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Well, as I indicated, we're thinking of upping our status to a formal club ...
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Well, as I indicated, we're thinking of upping our status to a formal club ...
Affiliate with Bike League.

Is that a Salsa Vaya in the middle of your sig? Very cool bike imho.
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Is that a Salsa Vaya in the middle of your sig? Very cool bike imho.
Yes it is ... plus Honja fenders and racks, it's a very steady, comfortable ride. It gets lots of comments. Waiting for my first tour ;-)
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Yes it is ... plus Honja fenders and racks, it's a very steady, comfortable ride. It gets lots of comments. Waiting for my first tour ;-)
I have hammered Honjos on my Casseroll. Great fenders. I think a Vaya would be great for the network of dirt roads around here.
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We had a discussion about our club and insurance on a ride and the conclusion was the only asset someone could get from the club were some leftover XS wind vests that no one ever bought.
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I'm an insurance agent and I write stuff like this through K&K Insurance - here's the link . I think you can go directly through them and not use an agent.
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