To Gambia by van and return by bike questions, ideas.
Early idea stage at the moment and based on if Tosspot Boris Johnson(mayor of Londonistan) carries out his proposed legislation on January 3rd 2012 of vans, including campers,pick-ups and 4x4's meeting a new anti polution standard, this is vehicles made before 2002. if you 'google' about it you can enter your registration number to see if your vehicle is compliant or not. If 'not' the choices you are given are; get fitted a Diesel particulates filter which could cost upto £2000 and with no guarantee that it will pass, scrap your vehicle, 0r pay £100 per day to drive in the Londonistan area(a greater area than the already congestion zone), if you fail to pay the £100 per day charge you will get a £500 fine reduced to £250 if paid within 14 days!.
Should this Barmy Boris idea go ahead then I have 2 options for my 1994 Transit that is far too good to scrap, either drive it straight through The mayor of Londonistans plush offices or take it to The Gambia to give away or sell, I really prefer the former option.
What I would like to know is would I need a carnet to get through that shite'ole known as Senegal? or Mauritania bearing in mind that I would like to carry a 2008 ybr 125 in the back of the van to ride back to the UK?
And before anyone feels smug that it being proposed in Londonistan, rest assured it will spread like a disease to other UK cities once we have the Boris virus inflicted upon us.
'He who laughs last, was too slow to get the joke'
Never confuse the map with the journey.