Bike Shed London Show 2018

If you thought the London new wave custom bike scene was all about mungo bean vanilla lattes and bikes that don’t get ridden, you’d be wrong, and the Bike Shed London Show on May 26 and May 27, 2018 is set to prove that.


The brainchild of the team behind London’s Bike Shed Motorcycle Club, the Bike Shed Show London is now Europe’s biggest alternative custom show, and it’s set to be even bigger in 2018.

Taking place at London’s Tobacco Dock on Saturday May 26 and Sunday May 27, the Bike Shed London Show features some of Europe’s best custom motorcycles with more than 200 bikes handpicked from the expert team behind Bike Shed Motorcycle Club.

Every single bike is chosen to be at the show, and it doesn’t matter if you build a bike in a shed or are one of Europe’s best custom builders, anything goes.

Previous bikes at the show have included everything from a KTM 450-powered Honda C90 to a Moto Guzzi with hand-beaten aluminium fairings, and a Ducati that looked like a stealth bomber, to more traditional Triumph Café Racers and Yamaha XJR1300s.


As well as the bikes themselves, Bike Shed London brings together all aspects of the new wave custom bike culture with: live music, plenty of bars, and the chance to buy some of the best riding kit from brands like Rev’It and Dainese.

There are also alternative manufacturer exhibitions from Triumph, Indian, Ducati Scrambler, Yamaha and BMW.

All of them have new custom bikes built just for this show and are set to be revealed over the Bike Shed weekend.

Bike Shed founder Dutch Van Someren said: “Every element of this unique and privately-run event at London’s beautiful and historic Tobacco Dock is hand-picked by the organisers (usually based at the Bike Shed Motorcycle Club in Shoreditch). The exhibited bikes are ‘Invitational’ and selected from the best bike builders in the UK and Europe, with guests from the US, without ropes or barriers to obscure the view or spoil your photos. Every brand, retailer, artist, photographer and exhibitor is selected and approved by us.”

He added: “The organising staff are all bike-loving volunteers and members of the BSMC. The event is extremely family friendly, safe for kids, and enjoyable for non-bike-riders, as well as the custom aficionados.”

Tickets cost £20 for a Saturday and Sunday weekend advance ticket. Under 16s get in for free. A VIP weekend ticket which gains entry to the Friday night VIP preview and can be used to get in on Saturday and Sunday is available for £30.

Opening times:

FRI – Press Preview Event: 19:00 – 23:00 (Limited public tickets available)
SAT: 10:00 – 20:00
SUN: 10:00 – 18:00

More information and tickets are available from:

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