In the end I did use Proflex, Simon@proflexgroup.com
, so that the bike could go through customs before I arrived on a later plane (it takes 24-48 hrs to go through customs!). Simon at Proflex was very helpful answering my numerous emails. It seemed there was no option to clear it myself anyway. It cost £133.50 but luckily no storage charges - make the UK the most expensive place for me to enter. I sent the carnet with the airway bill.
I picked up the create from HCH (Heathrow Cargo Handling) and they put it next to a skip in the carpark where I dumped the crate and rode off home :-)
When I got home I found the carnet had not been stamped on the final page (instead the UK customs have stamped one of the counterfoils in both boxes) so looks like I should have given them written instructions!
Last edited by karter257; 24 Sep 2009 at 21:33.