British Cycling insurance

by SideBurn   February 25, 2012  

I am a member of British Cycling mainly for it's 3rd party insurance and assistance in the event of a collision. Recent post by person in collision with car relevent here! Often it seems the unrepresented cyclist v. insurance company means cyclist gets shafted. Have used it once (decades ago when some clubmates and I hit a large pothole) and was pretty pleased. Anyone used their service and had positive/negative experiences recently? A friend once hit (his fault) the most expensive car on the road then (a brand new Rolls Royce) the owner initially was annoyed but quickly calmed when my friend said he was insured with the CTC. The car owner did not bother to follow it up! Have always felt since that 3rd party is a good idea!