International Licencing and Insurance
International UCI Licences are for New Zealand riders who race overseas.
To obtain an International Licence, you must:
1. Be a New Zealand Resident, or reside within New Zealand for at least 6 months of the year;
2. In accordance with UCI regulations, provide Cycling New Zealand with evidence of appropriate insurance cover that meets UCI requirements. Details around these insurance requirements can be found here. Before purchasing international insurance we recommend checking out our 'other things to consider' section below.
3. Return your Cycling New Zealand International Insurance Declaration form
4. Provide to Cycling New Zealand a suitable photo for your International Licence card.
Photos are mandatory for all International Licence holders. A photo for your licence card will be requested during your membership registration, or this can be emailed to email@example.com. Photos for licences should be passport/driver’s licence style with NO hats, helmets, sunglasses, or goggles present.
In accordance with UCI guidelines, Cycling New Zealand will not issue a rider an International License until proof of appropriate insurance cover has been provided.
- Insurance for bodily injury (in and out-patient hospital expenses and medical care, transport costs, permanent disablement, death) and material damages (loss of earnings) in case of accident on the occasion of a cycling competition or during training.
- Third-party liability insurance for material damage or bodily injury caused to others in the course of a competition or cycling event or during training.
Other things to consider and discuss with your insurance provider:
- Are you considered a professional or amateur rider? (some policies may not cover you depending on your status)
- The amount of insurance coverage required for your racing and training activities (i.e. the $ value of your coverage)
- Whether you must be in New Zealand prior to the activation of your policy
- Any exclusions that may result in you being unable to make a claim through your policy
AON / CHUBB TRAVEL AND RACE INSURANCE
From 15 March 2023, Chubb will no longer be issuing this policy to cyclists. If you require insurance for upcoming international racing and are planning on taking out coverage with Chubb, we strongly recommend organising this as soon as possible before 15 March.
Aon is currently engaged with a new insurer who is looking to provide an alternative policy for cyclists, which they are anticipating should become available in the April period – update to follow.