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:
Above: Triumph and Barbour collaborate to bring us this Scrambler
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!
Above: the main reception hall before the masses arrived. No queue for the bar.
Above: A limited edition production Paton 'Classic TT' - just £19,074; random pricing strategy
Above: Red Max Speed Shop's stunning collection including the awesome 900 Desmo
Above: Beautiful Triumph Scrambler by Jack Lilley
Above: Deus Ex Machina flat tracker built in Australia using a Kawasaki W650
Above: An array of Davida Helmets using old school displays
Above: Deus ex Machina's C70 complete with surfboard of course
Above: optical illusion, Death Spray Custom's 'Black Polygon' Ducati Desmosedici RR
Above: Henry Cole's Gladstone T140
Above: Spirit of the 70's Kawasaki W650
Above: Oily Rag's 1977 Z400 Kwak
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.