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Old 04-28-2013, 11:04 AM   #1
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Travel Ins/breakdown cover

Hi all, time to give up lurking and post

I came back to biking after a 20+yr gap last year and hope to go on my first ever Euro tour this year (in fact I may do 2 over the summer, one to Switzerland and one to Norway). After a 5 month spell off the bike over winter, due to a smashed and reconstructed wrist, I'm acutely keen to make sure that I cover every possible eventuality, esp as I'll be solo.

So what I'm looking for are recommendations for the best Euro breakdown cover and travel/medical insurance policies, ones that will get me out of trouble no matter what. Would welcome any suggestions. I'm based in the UK by the way

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Old 04-28-2013, 11:31 AM   #2
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I'm interested to see what replies you get too.

Best breakdown cover I could find was Start Rescue's 4 or 5 star cover (58 to 75), though I think that covers you for a year.

Not sure how that compares to anything you've found.

For travel insurance I found was about 25 via That was for a 2 week trip through Spain / France / Belgium / Holland.

Again it would be interesting to see if that is a good price or not.


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Old 04-28-2013, 12:44 PM   #3
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Hi, I'm just at the early googling stage at the mo. For travel I was looking at an annual policy from for 60 which covers multiple trips of up to 24 days each. Seemed like a good deal I go maybe 3-4 times within a 12 month period.

Breakdown, I was thinking of AA or RAC, purely in the hope that they're big enough to have a wide coverage.

In both cases though, I'm interested in finding out who people use, especially if they've had to put them to the test!
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:41 PM   #4
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I'm no expert and this can probably be done more cheaply but I have a Worldwide annual travel insurance contract with AXA that cost about 75 and then take the breakdown cover from Eurotunnel (30 per week or thereabouts) each time I travel with the bike.
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