$1.6m insurance payout prompts Australian cyclists to scramble for insurance

Surge in cyclists taking out insurance policies after judge finds a cyclist is liable for causing another rider to get hit by a car

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A payout of A$1.6m (£880,000) to a cyclist injured in a crash has seen riders in Canberra, Australia, scrambling to take out insurance deals.

Cycling group Pedal Power says that since the news broke of the payout there had been a 15 per cent increase in applicants seeking insurance.

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