Mates and bicycles Midlands trip 2018

Traveling with a bicycle

Traveling is a great way to see the world, meet new people, see different places and of course, enjoy a bicycle ride on some of the world’s most iconic cycling routes or mountains.

Traveling with a bicycle isn’t always the easiest thing to do. And dragging a bicycle bag around with you in the back of your small hired car can lead you to question, “is it really worth it?” But when you arrive at the top of an iconic climb, having ridden for a couple of hours to get there, the answer is always a resounding yes!

When setting off on your travels, there are a few things you should check before your departure to help you enjoy the ride and leave your worries at home. Here are some questions to ask yourself:

Do I have the right bike bag to transport my bicycle?

You must pick the bag that is best for your bicycle. Make sure it’s correct for the type of bicycle you own as some bags only cater for road bikes and not mountain bikes, for example.

Check out this blog for some tips on how to pack your bicycle to give it the best chance of arriving at its final destination safely. Remember to put a small lock on the bag so that everything in the bike bag stays there and doesn’t disappear in between destinations.

Does my insurance or cycling insurance cover me for the trip I am about to embark on?

How is your bicycle insured? If it’s through your home owner’s policy, there is a possibility that it is not covered for when you travel with it away from home. Have a look at the cover that Sundays Insurance provides. There is a handy table on the site that illustrates the difference between specialist cycling insurance and insuring your bicycle on a homeowner’s policy.

The bottom line is you need to read the fine print of your homeowner’s policy so that you are not caught out while traveling should something happen to your bicycle that would force you to claim. The benefit of insuring with a specialist cycling insurance company like Sundays Insurance is that you know your needs as a cyclist are our top priority. Our policies are designed for cyclists by cyclists, which means that we have considered the numerous situations for which you may need the appropriate cover.

So, while you are planning your next cycling trip, be sure to ask yourself the two key questions as set out above:

  1. Do I have the right bike bag to transport my bicycle?
  2. Does my insurance or cycling insurance cover me for the trip I am about to embark on?

And remember to check out www.sundaysinsurance.com for more information on our specialist bicycle and cyclist insurance offerings.

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