Recent years have seen an extraordinary rise in the popularity of cycling holidays in the UK and abroad. More and more tourists are getting on their bike for an active adventure holiday which is unsurprising given the obvious health, environmental and economic benefits.
Whilst this new healthy holiday trend is to be welcomed, it is important to make sure that safety remains a priority – as it should for any trip abroad. You should always ensure that you plan the trip carefully and safeguard against potential mishaps - whether you are on an organised competitive trip, or a more leisurely sightseeing trip, it is vital to obtain adequate protection should an accident occur.
Some of the key things to consider – to ensure you and your family are protected - include:
Ensuring that you have appropriate cover and documentation for your holiday before you travel:
- Confirm that your travel insurance covers cycling activities;
- Also obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC);
- Book your holiday as a regulated package with a reputable tour operator.
Ensuring that you document everything needed should anything happen:
- Contact the police and take full details relating to the accident;
- Take photographs of the accident location, get witness details, and obtain medical assistance;
Ensuring that on your return to the UK you notify the relevant parties:
- Let your insurance company know what has happened as soon as possible;
- Seek expert legal advice
Even with the most meticulous planning, things can go wrong and through no fault of your own accidents can happen. Our team has experience of bringing compensation claims for cyclist all over Europe and the World including France, Spain, Portugal, USA and Germany.
What we can do to help
Leigh Day solicitors has an experienced dedicated cycling team who are able to provide support and advice to those involved in accidents abroad.
Please contact us on 0207 650 1200 or 0161 393 3551 for free, no obligation advice. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What our clients say about us
“I am very grateful to Leigh Day for all of the support they have provided since my cycling accident in Portugal. The rehabilitation package, funded by the driver’s insurance company, was implemented shortly after my first meeting with the team at Leigh Day and has been central to my progress. It’s very humbling and encouraging and really does inspire and motivate me to make the most of the opportunities available to me. Thank you.“
Mr F Davis, Leigh Day client