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Scooter / bike joring insurance?

Discussion in 'Working & Sports Dogs' started by Suzy77, Nov 16, 2018.


  1. Suzy77

    Suzy77 PetForums Junior

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    Hi,
    I have a husky and am going to start joring with a scooter. Some people are saying you need insurance? I know if you use the forestry commissions land you have to apply for a permit. I won't be using Forestry commission land. Nor will I be doing it on public footpaths or roads. I aim to be doing it on bridleways or cycle ways. Does anybody here bike jor or scooter jor know the laws with links if insurance is required. I'm not doing it as a professional sport just as an extra activity for my dog.
     
  2. Burrowzig

    Burrowzig PetForums VIP

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    It would be sensible to have public liability insurance if you're going to be using land to which other people have access. Give Clivertons a ring, perhaps? They specialise in insurance for dog walkers and such, so should know. Or public liability insurance is something you get automatically as an adjunct of Dogs' Trust membership, but would need checking if you'd be covered for scooter-joring.
     
  3. Suzy77

    Suzy77 PetForums Junior

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    I've just had a look at clivertons it seems more for business. I will be doing this as excercise for my dog. They seem to be more for limited company's or sole traders not Joe public but thanks.
     
  4. Geolgrad

    Geolgrad PetForums Senior

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    Check some of the canicross and cani-sport clubs as their membership often includes insurance.
    Canicross Midlands
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    BSSF might do one too

    From my understanding scooterjor needs insurance as the dogs are working in draft animals where as bike and canicross you're assisting them. But as @Burrowzig states you should have public liability insurance anyway as it you just never know what might happen.
     
  5. Suzy77

    Suzy77 PetForums Junior

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    I will have a Google about as I would rather have insurance people these days sue for anything. I'm also getting a go pro for my rig.
     
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