London’s coolest motorcycle destination is hosting its extremely popular Bike Shed 2017 motorcycle show. Running from 26th to 28th May at the trendy Tobacco Dock in London, the event is a display of the coolest customs, café racers and brat trackers on the planet. Throw into the mix an art exhibition, live music and more street food and drinks than you could shake a stick at, and you have an excellent way to spend an afternoon in the city.
The event which has been running for several years now has been drawing such high praise that manufacturers are turning to the event to reveal new bikes to the public for the first time. CCM will be pulling the covers its new Spitfire Scrambler for the first time and more mainstream companies like Triumph, Yamaha, Indian and Ducati will all be in attendance with customs and collections, some of which will have not been seen in the public before.
The show is about more than just bikes; The Bike Shed is as much about lifestyle as it is about transport! The Bike Shed’s Shoreditch venue includes a proper barber shop, restaurant and a retail outlet that stocks everything from £1 stickers to complete custom built bikes worth thousands – there is something for everyone. For more information on the Bike Shed and whats happening at the Shoreditch venue, head to www.thebikeshed.cc.
Bike Shed 2017 - Opening times
Fri 26th May - 7pm – 11pm (Evening – Press/Preview Event, Limited public tickets available in advance ONLY)
Sat 27th May - 10am – 10pm
Sun 28th May - 10am – 6pm
Kids can attend the event free of charge.
Bike Shed 2017 - Location
The Tobacco Dock
The Tobacco Dock is located off Wapping Lane, 15 minutes’ walk from Tower hill (District / circle Line) 5 minutes from Shadwell (Overground / DLR) and 7 minutes’ walk from Wapping (Overground).
There is onsite, internal, multi-story car park for Motorcycles on Saturday and Sunday (but NOT Friday), which we will staff – and it’s free. Park up and walk in. The entrance is via Pennington Street (NOT Wapping Lane).
On-site car parking is available via Park Jockey, starting from £5 a day.
For more information on the venue for Bike Shed 2017, the Tobacco dock website can be found here.
The Bike Shed - Shoreditch
The Bike Shed is located at 384 Old Street, London, EC1V9LT. Approximately a ten-minute walk from Shoreditch High Street Station and five minutes from Old Street Tube station. Buses: the 55, 243 and the N55 all stop at Shoreditch Town Hall bus stop which is just across the street from the main entrance.
For those on two wheels there is ample free off street motorcycle parking but be warned, the popularity of the event means the spaces will fill up quick so get there early.
For more information, the Bike Shed 2017 event site can be found here and the Bike Shed Motorcycle Club contact page can be found here.