At Revolution we want to ensure everyone has an awesome day at the park, smashing out runs and leaving with nothing but go pro footage and good memories (well maybe also a bag of muddy clothes). Whilst mountain biking is a generally a safe sport there are risk associated with it and injuries do happen. As a rider it’s important to take steps to protect yourself and minimise these risks, you can do this by wearing suitable protection gear; by assessing tracks and taking the time to learn them before riding at speed or by ensuring you only attempt features that are within your ability.
Another way to protect yourself is to take out personal insurance. The vast majority of riders who injure themselves mountain biking make a full and complete recovery and are back on their bikes in no time. Personal insurance provides a safety net that helps take care of life’s expenses allowing you to focus on recovery and getting back on your bike. This is particularly important if you are self employed or your job doesn’t have full sick pay, but for those whose employer does cover absence the additional money received from a personal insurance policy can pay for private medical treatments like physiotherapy that may not be readily accessible through the NHS.
There are a number of providers of this kind of insurance and you should take the time to review different policies and find the one that is right for you. As with all financial decisions if you are in any doubt you should speak to an independent financial advisor who can help you find the right policy for you. We have partnered with Monster Sports Insurance who provide specialist policies designed specifically for bikers and have policies to suit all needs and budgets. They even offer policies to protect your bike from damage.
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