Ride and event organiser insurance

Cycling groups can obtain Organiser Liability insurance from Cycling UK
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Ride and event organiser insurance

If you organise cycling activities for a club, group or workplace, for peace of mind you should have insurance, that is why Cycling UK provides Organisers' Liability cover.

For just £75 your cycling group will be covered for a year, for up to £10 million liability, to organise and run rides and cycling events. (Note that Cycling UK Member Groups do not have to pay an affiliation fee to obtain this cover.) 

The Wrong Way Round Bike Ride, which has been going for seven years, and most recently saw 135 people taking part. With volunteers working as marshals, liaison with the local police and highways authorities, it could feel like a stressful job. But the local club has the peace of mind that our insurance covers their event, so they don't have to waste any time hunting out the right type of event cover, they can just focus on organising a great day of cycling. Whether it's small or large, we have your event covered.

The details

Affiliate groups

Cycling UK offers cover up to £10 million to groups that affiliate to us. Affiliation costs £75 per year and covers club officials, ride leaders and event organisers against any claims made against them as a result of their negligence. It does not cover them for any form of competitive cycling, mass start rides or time trials.

Member groups

Cycling UK Member Group officials who organise rides and events in Cycling UK's name benefit from our Organisers' Liability Cover.  Such officials must be proposed and seconded by the Member Group and registered at Cycling UK National Office. This cover does not include organising competitive cycling or time trials. Find out how to form a Cycling UK Member Group.

Cycling UK Member Groups and affiliated bodies can also obtain cover for any trophies and clubroom effects they may have.

Special events insurance

In addition to the above annual policies, we have arranged FREE event and ride insurance for groups and individuals who register events under one of our three Summer of Cycling initiatives:

Please see Guidance Note 5 below for details, taking note of the information in the Special Events Insurance Organiser and Ride Leader Checklists to check that your event is eligible.

Reporting incidents

If you think you may have been involved in an incident that may lead to a claim being made against your or your club's officials under our Organisers' Liability insurance, please call our Accident Claims Line on 0844 736 8452 as soon as possible.

Please note that Cycling UK is not FCA regulated and cannot assess individual needs for insurance. You will not receive advice or recommendations from Cycling UK about them. Read the fact sheets and FAQs below carefully to decide which policy suits your requirements. If you are still unsure, ring our brokers directly on 0151 494 4400.