Bike Shed Event III - a review in pictures

Michael Mann - Web Editor, Bike Social
By Michael Mann
MannOnABike Web editor of Bike Social. Been riding bikes since he was four-years-old. Fast and smooth road rider, just about hangs on in a track day quick group.

The uber-cool motorcycle brigade arrowed in on East London's Tobacco Dock last weekend as the third version of The Bike Shed Event took over this extraordinary venue. We popped in on Friday evening to the media launch and loved it so much we went back again on Saturday to check out the vibe when the doors opened and thousands of custom culture-types stopped by. These enthusiasts are not the type to 'flock' by the way. Far too cool for that.

Sponsored by Triumph and Barbour, the amazing location played the perfect host to displays of unique motorcycles designed and built by many of the world's finest custom houses. They were interspersed throughout glass-walled rooms and a veranda also featuring a barber, a tattooist, a busker, a cigar lounge, some fine art, a range of cool tee's, helmets, boots and of course some delicious street food.

Here are our best bits:

Barbour and Triumph collaborate

Above: Triumph and Barbour collaborate to bring us this Scrambler

Triumph Barbour Scrambler Fancy a haircut?

Above: Triumph's Barbour-inspired Scrambler and should you wish to have your hair/beard cut/styled then you've come to the right place!

Main Hall before the masses arrived

Above: the main reception hall before the masses arrived. No queue for the bar.

Paton straight from the Classic TT

Above: A limited edition production Paton 'Classic TT' - just £19,074; random pricing strategy

Red Max Speed Shop's stunning collection including the awesome 900 Desmo

Above: Red Max Speed Shop's stunning collection including the awesome 900 Desmo

Triumph Scrambler by Jack Lilley

Above: Beautiful Triumph Scrambler by Jack Lilley

DeusExMachina flat tracker built in Oz using W650

Above: Deus Ex Machina flat tracker built in Australia using a Kawasaki W650

An array of Davida Helmets

Above: An array of Davida Helmets using old school displays

Deus ex Machina's C70 with surboard

Above: Deus ex Machina's C70 complete with surfboard of course

Death Spray Custom's 'Black Polygon' Ducati Desmosedici RR

Above: optical illusion, Death Spray Custom's 'Black Polygon' Ducati Desmosedici RR

Henry Cole's Gladstone T140

Above: Henry Cole's Gladstone T140

Spirit of the 70's W650

Above: Spirit of the 70's Kawasaki W650

Oily Rag's 1977 Z400 Kwak

Above: Oily Rag's 1977 Z400 Kwak

Leaving the herd behind

Above: Kevil 'de caf' 1981 BMW R80 'Leave The Herd Behind'

The Bike Shed team can be proud of putting on an excellent event with a fantastic vibe. If you like what you see here, then trust us, there was so much more, so keep your eyes peeled for the next one.

For your guide to the differences between a bobber and a chopper, a cafe racer and scrambler then click on our handy Beginner's Guide.

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