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Mar 10

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bmwgs says:

new biking EU laws for czech republic

hi all

i am going over to the czech republic next year in a group 2bike 2up and would like to now apart from wearing a useless hi viz top and having a GB sticker is there any other things we need to go and buy?

thanks for the helps

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Nov 09

Posts: 327


If there are EU rules, you'd have to be complying with them here. GB stickers predate the EU by a while too, but hey ho, blame them for everything just in case.

Anyway, the only particular restrictions out of the ordinary I know of relate to France, which you may or may not be going through (and that may be a matter of getting off the ferry at Dunkirk, turning left and entering Belgium about five minutes later) - there you will need to be carrying a £5 breathalyser kit (from next March), wear 150 cm2 of hi-viz (so a Sam Browne belt will do it, from January), and don't use any device that tells you where speed cameras are.  Once you're past Adinkerke you can take the Sam Browne off, but don't strip down to shorts and trainers until you get to Germany (in other words, there are minimal rules about protective clothing in Belgium, but nothing you'd be not be wearing anyway - jacket, long trousers, boots that protect the ankle, no minimum technical specs or certification required).

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Aug 02

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eatcs01 says:

high viz

It only has to be REFLECTIVE, not high viz.

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Sep 11

Posts: 48

RoadTrekker says:

Biking in CZ

I am a Brit living in CZ and the rules are simple here

1. You pay no road tolls or taxes
2: You do not have to wear a high viz
3: You must wear a helmet and have your main head lights on at all times. In fact CZ does not want to respect the new EU biking laws.
4. You must carry a high viz slip over, first aid kit and spare bulbs.
5. On the spot fines are common.
6. Most Czech drivers are biker alert and generaly gee out of the way to let you through.
7. There is a big bike interest in the country.
8. You will have a great time, great views, roads, food and best beer in the world.

Any problems just let me know!

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