Cycle Insurance Guide to British Cycling

Who are British Cycling?

British Cycling are the National Governing Body for cycling in Great Britain. They aim to inspire more people to participate in cycling as both a sport and recreational activity, as well as a sustainable transport means, through achieving worldwide success in various cycling competitions.

With the upcoming Olympics in 2012, British Cycling is entering an exciting period of expansion after recieveing increased funding from UK Sport, Sport England and several commercial partnerships. They aim to expand cycling both as a sport and recreational activity, and hope to leave a legacy which consists of an increased volunteer workforce and a large British Cycling membership base.

British Cycling manages all of the elite & professional aspects of the sport, and this usually includes performances and events at GB level. They also oversee the development of cycling as a sport in England. Great Britain is represented by British Cycling at UCI, which is the World Governing Body for Cycling, and it is UCI who oversee the sport at an international level.

Essential services are also provided by British Cycling to the cycling Governing Bodies in Scotland and Wales, which are the Scottish Cycling Union (SCU) and the Welsh Cycling Union (WCU). Both are involved in developing and promoting cycling at all levels and include focusing on the Commonwealth Games. British Cycling provides services which are essential to both of the above unions, including administering their memberships, licences and insurances alongside providing support and guidance for all aspects of cycling.

British Cycling offer several types of membership scheme. There are many benefits to both casual and competitive cyclists alike.

Ride Membership

Ride membership has be specially designed for commuters, sport cyclists and other riders who do not race. It's tailor made benefits offer a perfect alternative to Race membership, providing public liability cover in the event of an accident that is your fault, money saving offers, as well as free legal support in case you're involved in an accident.

Race Membership

Race membership has be carefully developed with competitive cyclists in mind. There are three levels to choose from, with increasing benefits available in each, alongside the Full Racing Licence for cyclists taking part in higher level or competition events. Race members also get selected retail discounts, easy access to expert coaching advice as well as important third party liability cover and personal accident benefits in the event of an accident.

£24.00 Bronze £13.50 Silver £36.00 Gold £64.00
Retail Discounts on parts & services
Guaranteed lowest price cycle insurance
Weekly email newsletter
Enhanced user account on
Free legal advice & support in the event of an accident
Professional indemnity insurance for coaches, instructors & leaders
Provisional racing licence
Full racing licence (optional)
Up to £10 million public liability insurance (Competitive cycling)
Up to £10 million public liability insurance (Non-competitive cycling)
Personal accident insurance
Quarterly racing calander

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