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Tips for Motorcycle Trips in Great Britain

What do you have to take into consideration when traveling to Great Britain? Which documents do you have to take with you? Louis provides you with answers to the most important questions. No liability is accepted for errors – Louis does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy of information.

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Great Britain


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[ICON - The driving license & co.]Documents you must have with you

  • Driving licence and vehicle registration certificate
  • ID card or passport (since 26.6.12 it has also been obligatory for children travelling within the EU to have their own identity document.)
  • International Motor Insurance Card (Green Card) is recommended.

[ICON - The first aid kit.]First-aid kit / Hi-vis vest

It is not mandatory to carry a first-aid kit or high-visibility vest. However, we recommend you always carry both.

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Mandatory helmet

It is mandatory to wear a helmet! Only helmets which conform to the ECE 22 standard are approved.

[ICON - The headlights.]Lights

Motorcycles must have their headlight on even during the daytime.

[ICON - The speedometer.]Speed limits

  • Within built-up areas: 48 km/h
  • Outside built-up areas: 96 km/h
  • Motorways & dual carriageways: 112 km/h

[ICON - The motorway tolls.]Road tolls

The London Congestion Charge does not apply to motorcycles. A toll is payable on part of the [ M6 ] motorway and some bridges.

[ICON - The emergency call.]Emergency numbers

112 or 999

[ICON - The alcohol.]Legal alcohol limit

  • 0.08% (80 mg/100 ml blood)
  • 0.05% (50 mg/100 ml blood): In Scotland

[ICON - The information.]Further information

Tourism in Great Britain:

Caution: left-hand driving! Asymmetrical low beam headlights must be adapted.

Motorcycle trips across the Great Britain borders

Here you will find country tips for motorcycle trips in Great Britain neighbouring countries.

[IMAGE - The neighboring countries of Great Britain.]
  1. Ireland *

* To provide you with even better support when you plan your next tour, we will shortly be adding still more countries.

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