Bobsleigh is an adventurous activity which originated in XIX century in Switzerland. It quickly gained great popularity, and now it is impossible to imagine any winter sport competition without it. The rules and techniques changed till bobsleigh got the form we know at present.
The team consists of two or four members who run to accelerate a specially designed sled, and then quickly jump inside to take a timed run down a twisted narrow icy track. Successful race at the competition requires months and years of hard training. Everything depends on a combination of different details such as the sled model and construction, team skills and experience, special clothing, shoes, safety equipment and the team cooperative work.
As well as being interesting and exiting kind of sport, bobsleigh is risky enough. Team members can stumble while accelerating the sled and get some traumas hitting the ice track or the sled. They can get cuts, bruises, dislocations and fractures after such mere accident. But the risk increases when the team gets inside the sled and performs complex manoeuvres on a winding track. According to the rules, the sled should not touch the track walls and the turns should be really smooth. Unfortunately, there are numerous cases when the sled hits the ice at very high speed, turns over and rolls many times till it finally stops. Such crashes seriously harm the team members’ necks and heads as well as the rest of their bodies.
Stay active and adventurous on your journey without having to worry about the possible misfortunes.
In case you are a passionate amateur bobsledder and want to diversify a trip with this activity, make sure to have bobsleigh travel insurance to cover possible risks and their consequences. We have a wide range of adventure activities covers such as gliding and parachuting travel insurance that belong to Category 4 activities and require additional premium of £70. It should be performed with licensed operator in EU, EEA, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Сontact out team before you go to find out all necessary details and specifics.
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