Carole Nash
Content Writer
Published: 13th January 2020

Many motorists may be wondering what will change when it comes to riding in Europe once we’ve left the EU.

As ever, it’s good to be informed on any changes that occur when it comes to rules and regulations relating to riding a motorcycle abroad but obviously there’s some uncertainty surrounding Brexit and whether or not we’re going to get a deal. And this has lead to questions about how things like breakdown cover will be affected.

When you take out your motorbike insurance through Carole Nash you’ll get UK & European accident breakdown recovery as standard. Plus you’ll also get Homestart assistance worth over £100 (when compared to other providers).

So what happens after Brexit?

The good news is that even after the UK has left the EU, you’ll still get the same level of breakdown cover in Europe through Carole Nash. The policies we offer aren’t changing. But if you don’t have motorbike insurance through us, you’ll need to check your individual provider.

However, even if you have insurance through Carole Nash, the documentation that you need to carry with you whilst abroad may change. 

In the event of a no deal Brexit, as well as a valid UK driving licence, you will need an International Driving Permit to drive in some EU states. You can get one of these driving permits from the Post Office.

Additionally, an insurance green card is recommended. European insurance authorities have waived the need for a green card in the event of a no-deal Brexit, however, as this has not yet been confirmed by the European Commission it’s been recommended that motorists take them. If you have insurance through us, you can contact the Carole Nash team who will be able to issue you with one free of charge. They can take up to 4 weeks to arrive so as soon as you know you’ll be travelling, contact us to make sure you have it in time.

The UK leaving the EU shouldn’t put you off riding abroad, just take extra care in your preparations and make sure you’ve got everything you need. And of course – ride safe!