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(Austin, Texas, October 23, 2019) - Today Spot, the Austin-based accident coverage provider disrupting the insurance industry, is partnering with Red Bull Rampage contender Brendan Fairclough to provide accident coverage for out-of-pocket medical expenses. Spot will cover Fairclough and his dig team as they prepare and as Fairclough competes on Oct. 25.

As the premiere and inarguably most extreme mountain bike event in the world, Rampage is set on the ridges of Virgin, Utah and riders work with dig teams to build hits and features that defy the laws of gravity. Participants are judged on the difficulty of the line and style. In 2018, Fairclough - who hails from much different terrain in England- was a crowd favorite and took home the Kelly McGarry Award. The award is solely voted on by fellow athletes and is given to the rider with the best attitude and outlook.

At 31, Fairclough is also a seasoned UCI World Cup Downhill rider and as any mountain biker will tell you, competitive or otherwise, no stranger to injury.

“It is easy enough to get injured at home, cruising your local mountain bike trails,” said Fairclough. “As a professional in the sport and at events like Rampage, we aim to progress the sport and push ourselves to an entirely new level of what is possible on a bike. Injury at Rampage can be all too familiar and from the moment I drop in, that extra peace of mind provided by Spot will be tucked squarely in my back pocket.”

Spot CEO Matt Randall is behind supporting the progression in every sport and it is partially why Spot was created.

“Spot is that last piece of gear every athlete should have whether you bring your sport to new heights like Brendan, or you are competing in a XC race at a Wednesday night race league. Injury should never be top of mind for any athlete. We aim to make that a reality.”

Spot injury coverage is available now and is the first to ever offer month-to-month injury insurance for thousands of activities, whether in the US or abroad. For just $25 a month ($35 in Texas) the plan covers customers for up to $20,000 for out-of-pocket expenses associated with an injury and $50,000 for accidental death and dismemberment. Spot injury coverage is the one essential piece of gear giving adventurous people peace of mind.

Photo, Brendan Fairclough at 2018 Rampage. Please credit Matt DeLorme.

About Spot

Founded in 2017, Life by Spot is an ambitious startup entering the insurance industry by opening an entirely new channel of distribution and targeting those living an active and adventurous lifestyle. Spot makes it possible for people to purchase short-term, month-to-month policies, at an approachable price through a simple platform. Led by a team of insurance veterans and experienced tech entrepreneurs, Austin, Texas-based Spot allows policyholders to get out and live more than a little.