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Cyclosure launches triathlete-specific travel insurance
Posted by: Editor
Posted on: Tuesday 21st February 2012

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Cyclosure, one of the UK's leading travel insurance providers for amateur cyclists, announces the launch of a triathlon-specific travel insurance product. The insurance is designed specifically with triathletes' needs in mind and with various levels of cover to choose from, it can be tailored to suit all triathletes heading abroad for racing or training, from an annual worldwide policy to a single European trip policy.

Triathlon is considered an extreme sport, which means most insurance companies will not include triathlon-related activity in their insurance policies, yet 46 per cent of respondents to the recent Cyclosure survey were unaware of this fact with a further 11 per cent not sure whether they were covered or not.

With the winter training season well underway, many triathletes are heading abroad for warm weather training to maintain fitness levels, and to allow them to enjoy time in the pool, on the bike and on runs. Triathletes need to make sure they, and their kit, are covered for accidents, theft and loss. The survey uncovered that 94 per cent of triathletes and cyclists travel abroad for racing and training at least once a year, yet one in four have never thought about getting travel insurance and 44 per cent don't know whether they are covered for their activities. Yet 40 per cent state they have come off their bikes while training abroad.

Toby Radcliffe, a professional long-course triathlete, commented, “Triathlon does come with the potential to damage either yourself or your kit during racing and training. I recently came off my bike during Ironman Austria and was relieved to have the appropriate insurance. While travelling, triathletes want to know they are covered for all eventualities and Cyclosure provides just that. Getting clear and comprehensive insurance for training and racing abroad can be difficult, but Cyclosure makes it easy.”

Toby Radcliffe

Rod Breeze, MD of Cyclosure, said, “Travel insurance is a must when heading abroad to either train or race. Cyclosure recognised that triathletes are often left uncovered by insurance policies, without realising, and decided it was time they got the insurance they need. Cyclosure's triathlon insurance has been designed to protect you against all potential problems and provides the peace of mind necessary for triathletes to focus on the finish line and their precious winter training, without worrying if something goes wrong.”

Cyclosure has a well-established heritage in travel insurance and provides everything other insurance companies offer but with the added benefit of cover for amateur cycling activities – racing, events and training – with triathlon now added to the list. It also provides travel insurance for individuals or families, on an annual or single trip basis, covering non-cycling, tri holidays or racing. This means Cyclosure can fulfil all the insurance requirements both for cyclists travelling abroad and for friends or family members accompanying them.