So Brexit is here now for real. It’s all come down to this. We are on the other side and following a hurried through set of Christmas free trade rules. What does Brexit mean for mountain bikers?
There are businesses announcing their changes on a daily basis from British bike companies halting sales to the EU to EU brands upping their prices or refusing to deliver to the UK.
These are the sunny uplands and we are determined to get to the bottom of the new normal. So, Charlie, Hannah and Mark sat down to record this episode to try and explain what has just happened and how it affects us, as mountain bike riders and buyers, on a day to day basis.
Can we still buy bikes for the EU? What about small parts? Can I take my bike on holiday and get it or me fixed if I break something? What is a tariff? Who pays VAT now? Can I still buy cheap wine in Calais?
These questions and more we try and unscramble.
But wait! Did we find some benefits of Brexit? You bet we did. Listen and find out what it was all really for…
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We don’t generally eat the fish we catch in our waters and we can’t sell them easily to the EU because of the barriers faced by exporters, but it’s fine – they are now happy fish and that’s what really matters.
Still waiting for the benefits. Drop us a comment or email if you have any positive Brexit stories to share.
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