If your bike carrier, tow bar box, tow bar platform, or the items that you are carrying obscure your number plate, you will need to get a new number plate made up. In the UK (and many European countries) it's a fixed penalty offence if you allow your number plate to be obscured.
Number plates usually just come in two sizes. All of our wheel support tow ball racks, boxes and platforms are compatible with long rectangular size (just the same as number plates on most cars) rather than the squarer size (found on some 4WD vehicles).
Number plate FAQs
Unfortunately we do not sell number plates.
Most local garages can produce a number plate. The gov.uk website has a search function where you can find your nearest registered number plate supplier.Gov.uk number plate search
You have to take two documents with you when you have your number plate made up;
- a document to establish your entitlement to the registration number, e.g. your vehicle registration certificate (V5C)
- a form of ID to confirm your identity and address
The gov.uk website provides more details on the forms of ID that are accepted.Gov.uk guidance to get a number plate made
The number plate will clip or screw into a holder on a bike rack, the clips are in the correct place for UK number plates.