Specialist Lloyd’s intermediary SportsCover Direct provides insurance for holidays that include sports such as skiing, mountain biking, mountaineering, kite surfing and paragliding. Through its brand DareDirect it also provides travel insurance for a range of other activities, including ballooning, circus workshops, dragon boat racing, shark cage diving, sumo wrestling, ultimate Frisbee and Zorbing.
SportsCover Direct is adding new activities to its offering all the time. Recently the company has insured passengers onboard Arctic Adventure Cruises, including canoeing trips to get closer to glaciers and icebergs. It also now insures people travelling to take part in soap box racing and canoe polo competitions.
There are very few activities that it will not cover, but it will not insure people involved in cage fighting, snow kiting or speed flying, an extreme winter sport that combines paragliding with skiing.