Motorcycle Event in London Celebrates the Custom Bike Scene
Photography by Laurent Nivalle
Motorbike website thebikeshed.cc, recently put on the third annual Bike Shed Motorcycle Club event, BSMC III in London. This two-day alternative-custom motorcycle exhibition was designed a few years ago to highlight some of the better and more unusual motorcycles being built within the burgeoning underground custom and café racer scenes and is a celebration of all things related to the retro-classical motorcycle scene. It was held at the Tobacco Dock, a 200-year-old building just south of Shoreditch, a space carefully decided upon so that there would be an easygoing, non-trade-show vibe where people would want to hang out all day. There were tons of bikes as well as art, photography, film, gear, beer, coffee, a barbershop station, and a tattoo area.
The exhibition showcased café racers, brat-style scramblers, and other custom motorcycles as well as an abundance of art, photography, design, and culture, all of which celebrate the underground custom scene.