Custom show stuns
With just one show this year, the Bike Shed had to pull out all the stops for their London event and boy did they deliver. The Tobacco Docks venue was packed to the rafters with custom bikes and cool gear. More than 14,000 people made their way through the doors last weekend and they were greeted by over 200 custom bikes representing a broad spectrum of styles and tastes.
With an equal mix of amateur and professional builders, there was a real range of kit on show from classically styled shed-built machines, to £70,000 show-stoppers.
“After so much hard work, from our crew and volunteers, I’m chuffed to bits that so many people came through our doors,” said Anthony ‘Dutch’ van Someren, Founder of the Bike Shed. “Our goal is, and always was, simple: make the best independent bike show in the world without compromise. We’ll never be satisfied, but we’re working on it.
“It fact we’re already working pretty hard on 2018, which will be bigger and better - again. So save the date: May 25-27!”
Still grounded in its grassroots beginnings, the Bike Shed has developed the show from an underground sensation to an event that can truly offer something for everyone – biker or not. There aren’t many aspects of motorcycling that can appeal to such a broad audience.
With plans already afoot for next year’s event, we imagine the battle to get your shed-built bike on show will be fiercer than ever. We have picked out some of our favourites, including Death Machines of London’s stunning Guzzi special (below).
‘I’m chuffed to bits that 14,000 people came through our doors’
It’s not your average bike showé