Travelling abroad

Whether travelling on a tailor made training camp, to an overseas race or simply going for some winter sun and taking your kit with you to make the most of the warmer weather, Triathlonguard can make sure that your kit is still covered.

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220: Why do triathletes need specific insurance when travelling abroad?

Triathlonguard: Most people will think about taking out travel insurance to cover themselves when going abroad. If you are taking your bike and other tri kit with you, what about them? Those items are still open to damage or theft as they could be when you use them at home. Therefore, making sure they are suitably covered is just as important, particularly if you are competing. 

Triathlonguard’s policy has the option for you to extend cover to the EU or even worldwide so you can extend the same broad range of cover that you are eligible for at home for when you are travelling.

220: Are there any restrictions with regard to how their bike should be transported? 

Triathlonguard: With regard to transporting bikes on an aeroplane, it is broadly common sense. We require that your bike is transported in a purpose-built transportation system, whether that is a bike box or bag is up to you.

Providing it is in sound working order prior to you starting your journey, it is packed in accordance to the manufacturer’s guidance and fastened securely then your policy remains in force.

220: What about if an athlete’s hotel is broken in to and their bike or other tri kit is stolen?

Triathlonguard: Providing that you have selected the appropriate extension on your Triathlonguard policy to cover the country that you are staying in then your policy terms will still apply. We have tried to make things as simple as possible for our customers, knowing that travel is a big part of life as a triathlete.

220: Some events overseas require bikes to be racked the day before. Would it still be covered then? 

Triathlonguard: Absolutely. With Triathlonguard’s Active cover, your bike is covered when in transition without having to be locked. As long as you rack your bike in line with the event organiser’s rules, it will be covered under the terms of your policy

Policy terms, conditions and exclusions apply, further details can be found at


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