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

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

The driving license & co

Documents you must have with you

  • Driving licence and vehicle registration certificate
  • Passport
  • International Motor Insurance Card (Green Card) is recommended.

+ Recommended Products: Document Bag

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.

The helmet

Mandatory helmet

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

+ Recommended Products: Visor and Helmet Cleaner, Proofer

The headlights


Motorcycles must have their headlight on even during the daytime.

+ Recommended Products: Motorcycle Lightbulbs

The speedometer

Speed limits

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

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.

The emergency call

Emergency numbers

112 or 999

The alcohol

Legal alcohol limit

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

The information

Further information

Tourism in Great Britain:

Motorcycle trips across the Great Britain borders

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

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