Insurance might not be the most exciting part about getting into the saddle and going for a trail ride. But, it’s certainly a no-brainer. So says Oliver Munnik, former professional mountain biker, cycling enthusiast and Marketing Manager at cycling distributor Rush Sports.
Keep your kit covered
For Oli, JaSure’s latest brand ambassador, insuring your cycling gear is simply a must, especially given that the hobby errs on the pricey side. Good bikes don’t come cheap and neither do those nifty little accessories. Add to this that we live in a country where crime cannot go ignored. There’s also the fact that cycling itself takes its toll on your gear — cracking a carbon rim is hardly uncommon. Finally, as with any adventure sport, accidents do happen — high risk for high reward. It’s never fun when things go wrong, but making sure your gear is covered means one less thing to worry about when they do.
Recently, Oli switched to JaSure and hasn’t looked back since he downloaded the on-demand insurance app. Not only does Oli find the app simple to use, but it’s also great value for money, in that you only pay when you actually need your gear insured. With its switch on and off capability, the app allows for flexibility, which Oli sees as key when looking for the right insurance.
This has come in handy during social distancing, as his two mountain bikes sit unused at home, while he has taken his gravel bike along to his parents’ house, where he has been staying. Instead of having all three bikes covered under an all risks policy, Oli has been able to add his bikes to the JaSure app, deciding exactly when he needs insurance to suit his own circumstances. Quick and simple. Smart and mobile. It’s an easy insurance experience to save you money during those times when your bicycle’s wheels aren’t spinning.
Oli covers the best trails in SA
While JaSure will cover your gear, we turned to the expert, Oli, to give us the low-down on his favourite trail rides in the country.
Oli’s Top 12 Trails:
That’s a wrap on Oli’s top trail riding spots. While we may be staying home for now, we can always dream. For Oli, as soon as he’s able to get onto his gravel bike again, he’s going to hit Kirstenbosch Corridor and whiz over Constantia Nek into Hout Bay, before getting all the cobwebs out on Chappies and Red Hill. A gale-force South-Easter won’t even dampen the mood!
Where will your first cycle be once we’re back in the saddle? Wherever it is, don’t forget to switch on your cover with JaSure.
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JaSure chatted to our brand ambassador, cycling enthusiast Oli Munnik to find out what positives he’s taking away from lockdown in SA.