Insurance for club members is managed by the Australian Veteran Cycling Council (AVCC). Under certain circumstances the insurance covers personal injury, injury to a third party, damage to another person’s property and professional indemnity (for example, when attending an ACTVCC race as the qualified first aid officer on duty). Insurance is arranged by the broker Arthur J Gallagher (AJG). Information about the policy can be found under ‘Insurance>Personal Insurance’ on the AVCC site.
It is a condition of the policy that any personal injury claim must be lodged within 30 days of an accident. For any other claims it is a requirement to notify AJG immediately. There is detailed information about claiming available on AJG’s page about the insurance for AVCC members.
Assessing your insurance coverage
Insurance should be seen as a risk management measure of last resort. The club emphasises the importance of each member assessing their own insurance position in connection with all cycling-related activities that they may undertake, eg. as a rider, a race official, or a first aid officer. Unless you have substantive expertise in insurance matters, you should not try to do this on your own. You should seek specialist advice on your whole insurance position, including the scope of insurance provided to financial club members through the AVCC. This insurance may not cover all of the risks to which you might be exposed.
Additional insurance for bikes is available through Velosure bicycle insurance. Unlike the personal insurance cover, this is not insurance arranged by AVCC and paid from members’ membership fees. Information about the policy can be found under ‘Insurance>Bike Insurance’ on the AVCC site.