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- Details of accident
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Anything can happen when you’re riding, more so when it’s in a different country. You don’t just need to think about safety and security of your bike but for yourself as well. It’s best to have safety procedures in place like knowing where the local hospital/pharmacy is in case of illness.
Check out some of these handy apps, everything from money exchange, weather track and route trackers that could be great when riding abroad.
The most important number to remember when travelling through Europe is 112 – this is the European general emergency number. They will be able to process your query and give you the appropriate advice and help you need in your situation.
With Devitt Insurance you get 90 days EU cover as standard with your policy. It’s a good thing to let your insurer know about your planned trip before you set off to make sure everything is in place.
It’s wise to take your insurance certification with you, but most importantly refer to your policy handbook which will outline all the terms of your insurance.
Call our friendly team of insurance advisors today on 0345 872 3614 and arrange your cover for riding abroad.
Travel insurance is just as important to arrange as well your motorbike insurance for your trip. Countries outside of Europe do not accept the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) so you’ll need to make sure your insurance covers any unaccepted accidents.
Here’s what to look out for when purchasing your travel insurance:
Your motorcycle is the crux of your trip, and it’s essential you’re fully covered in case a breakdown does occur during your ride.
Within this guide, there are some handy tips on how to prepare your bike for the long journey ahead and also what to take in your essential tool kit to keep your bike healthy on your travels. However, it’s still important that your breakdown cover insures you for riding outside of the UK.
This option is the most comprehensive cover which is perfect if you’re planning on doing long distance rides regularly and spending time away from home.
“Standard items for any travellers such as travel insurance, emergency contact info on your person, and local access numbers are a must. Also make sure your motorbike insurer covers you enough to get you and your bike home in case of any riding mishaps.
I’m also a big fan of letting someone know your route and checking in at the end of each day, whether you are solo or group riding, especially when riding in rural or mountain areas. This way if you do have an off or an issue, someone can alter the authorities.
I had an off in the middle of Northern Sweden in 2011, luckily I had phone signal but if I’d been another 5 miles up the road I’d have had none and only 1-2 vehicles an hour came up that road. Even if it’s a check in on Facebook once a day, you can never be too cautious when riding abroad on unfamiliar roads.
If you are a 1-2 on the Haynes manual spanner scale of mechanic level like me, make sure you have some breakdown cover if available where you are travelling. It can be a lifesaver!”