Ride and event organiser insurance

Peace of mind for your group with Organisers' 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, join Cycling UK for free Organiser's Liability cover.

If you organise rides, events or other activities for a cycling club, group or workplace – joining (affiliating) your group to Cycling UK will provide you with Organisers’ Liability cover for up to £10 million. The policy will cover your club officials, ride leaders, event organisers and other volunteers against any claims made against them as a result of their negligence. 

Insurance for affiliate groups/clubs

  • Cycling UK offers cover up to £10 million to groups that join Cycling UK to affiliate with us
  • Affiliation covers club officials, ride leaders and event organisers against any claims made against them as a result of their negligence.
  • Cover includes rides/events which are sportives, touring competitions, reliability events, Audax events, and in record breaking but excludes any form of competitive cycling, such as time trials or mass start races.
  • Group membership also then allows your members to join Cycling UK as affiliated members and receive third party liability insurance at a discounted rate. 

Case study: The Wrong Way Round Bike Ride involved volunteers working as marshals and liaison with the local police and highways authorities - a potentially stressful job for the organisers. But the local club had the peace of mind that Cycling UK’s Organiser’s Liability insurance covered their event. They didn't have to waste any time hunting out the right type of event cover and could focus on organising a great day of cycling. Whether it's small or large, we have your event covered.

Why your group should join Cycling UK

Insurance for 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.

Cycling UK Member and Affiliated Groups and can also purchase 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 0330 107 1789 as soon as possible.

Please note that Cycling UK is not FSA 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.