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Taking a trailer over 1.6m wide to France - where do white reflectors go at the front please?


As the subject heading says, Trev and I are taking a trailer over 1.6m wide to France with our bikes on.

Apparently we need white reflectors at the front but where do the fit? Does anyone know please?

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dont forget you may need a carnet for each of the bikes. I understand the rules around taking your bikes on a trailer into the EU are not well defined and subject to local interpretation at the minute. You may need a carnet because you "could" be exporting the bikes if on a trailer. It would be ok if you were actually riding them.

A belligerent customs officer could turn you back or charge you to take the bikes into the EU.

I think each carnet is a couple of hundred quid.

Another great benefit of bl**dy Brexit.



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A chap I know who's out in Italy doing the ISDE said this wasn't required for his bike in the van.



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I have read that it shouldnt apply to a road registered bike but may do to a race bike???? which isnt road registered. However there appears to be some confusion at the borders and it can be a bit of a lottery. There was an article in adventure bike rider saying as much. might be a challenge to argue with a mis informed customs guard. 



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Crap, I'm of to southern Ireland in a couple of weeks, could do with out this, stupid Brexit furious



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Thanks for the responses guys!

We are taking road bikes so we should be OK on the carnet front but I guess if the worst happened we could take them off the trailer and ride them through customs wink

I have been advised that the white reflectors should be fitted to the front of the mudguards.

Another thing I have learnt that is new for me anyways is that we need CE approved gloves - all to do with knuckle protection apparently.

Plus of course, reflective strips around our helmets, reflective vests reachable without dismounting, etc etc confuse



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ttr steve wrote:

Crap, I'm of to southern Ireland in a couple of weeks, could do with out this, stupid Brexit furious


Taking the WRF in the van Steve?



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Brian, I would say they should be OK if they complied with the requirements of an IVA test.

IVA  manual, chapter 21, table 1.

 



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Yes and yes  



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Yes to both Bri



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Tribey wrote:

Brian, I would say they should be OK if they complied with the requirements of an IVA test.

IVA  manual, chapter 21, table 1.

 


Thanks Ray - that really is a comprehensive guide!

It seems that my placement on the front of the mudguards is fine biggrin



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Buying CE-approved gloves at a sensible price is proving tricky!



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TTR wrote:

Buying CE-approved gloves at a sensible price is proving tricky!


 I've got a pair of these, in fact two, I liked them so much!       Lindstrand Comets



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