Race planning? Here are the top five races our followers are planning for in 2016…

At the beginning of the year, we took to Facebook and Twitter to ask some of our followers what races they are planning for in 2016.

We’ve compiled a list of their responses with some information on the races and what they can expect.

Long Course Weekend

From Friday 8th July to Sunday 10th July, Pembrokeshire will play host to one of the most difficult, annual triathlons in Wales – the Long Course Weekend.

The event lasts three days and features some of the world’s best triathlon talent, many of whom use the course as preparation for the IRONMAN Wales event in September.

The course is a 2.4 mile swim, followed by a 112 mile bike ride, finishing with a 26.2 mile run.

Since the first race in 2010, over 7000 competitors have faced the long course. Last year, only around half of the 200 entrants managed to cross the finish line, proving just how much of a challenge this is.

Be sure to look out for us at the event as we’ll be there to support all of the brave competitors.

For further information on Long Course Weekend check out their website here.

Outlaw Triathlon

On the 24th July, 1450 entrants will take to Nottingham National Watersports Centre for the seventh annual Outlaw Triathlon.

Those who choose to enter must complete a 2.4m swim, 112m bike and 26.2m run within 17 hours in order to gain the outlaw title.

The swim takes place in the Nottingham regatta lake. The bike course is fast, but not totally flat. The run takes place around the lake and onto the River Trent path, passing the Trent Bridge, City Ground, Wilford Suspension Bridge and the Victoria Embankment.

General entries are now sold out but if you’d like more information for next year, or would like to go along and support the outlaws, you can find more information here.

Cardiff Bay Triathlon

Another Triathlon you can spot team PedalCover at this year!

Located in Cardiff Bay on the 25th and 26th June, organisers of the Cardiff Bay Triathlon have added a new ‘Super Sprint’ route for 2016.

Entrants can choose to race the Olympic (Swim: 1500m, Cycle: 40km,Run: 10km) route, Sprint (Swim: 750m, Cycle: 20km, Run: 5km) route and the new Super Sprint (Swim: 400m, Road Cycle: 10km, Run: 2.5km) route. The range of distances make this perfect for all abilities.

Entries are still open, you can find them here.

IRONMAN Switzerland Zurich

Some of our brave clients are taking part in this year’s IRONMAN Switzerland Zurich, Switzerland.

On the 24th July, the race will take place in the heart of one of Europe’s most beautiful countries.

The during the 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bicycle ride and 26.2-mile marathon competitors will experience Zurich’s picturesque lake and countryside.

Triathletes and cyclists travelling abroad to compete can take advantage of PedalCover’s worldwide travel insurance policy, which includes cover for medical expenses, repatriation, and where required, baggage and personal effects.

Velothon Wales

This year’s Velothon Wales will take place on Sunday 22nd May 2016 with up to 18,000 riders taking off from Cardiff on a challenging route which boasts some of Wales’ most spectacular scenery.

The event also features a top level professional race featuring some of the world’s most famous teams and riders.

We’re proud to be sponsoring Velothon Wales again this year and will be at the event offering great cover to Velothon Wales participants and useful advice on ensuring their passion is protected.

For further information on Velothon Wales and information on entering, visit their website here.

2016 is an exciting time for cycling, there are so many great events and races around the globe that will be celebrating the hard work and commitment that people put in to the sport.

Our cover can help you to protect your passion. Whether you’re an amateur or professional, Pedalcover can help you.

Cut the hassle and expense of dealing with separate providers and combine your home and bike insurance under one simple policy, which typically saves our customers an average of £282.

We make switching easy

Switching your insurance mid-term couldn’t be easier.

We can transfer your existing cover from another provider with just a phone call, and have a policy for you in minutes.  If it’s not suitable and you change your mind, there is no charge.

As a Pedalcover customer, you can change, renew or manage your policy at any time to suit you by contacting us.

For more information on the cover we provide, check out our policy page here.

We’d like to wish the best of luck to everyone taking part in races this year, from all at Pedalcover.