Bike Shed Unlocked
By Anthony van Someren - 22 May 20
This time last year we were getting ready to open the doors at Tobacco Dock to 17,000 people, gathered to see over 250 curated custom motorcycles, alongside live music, a wide selection of great food, half a dozen bars, tattooing, curated retail brands, photography, film, live art and barbershop, with everyone enjoying in a festival atmosphere in the heart of London - all backed by the manufacturers. It was our tenth show, and our best yet. If it wasn't for the lockdown, we'd be welcoming you all again to another world-class event, but sadly that wasn't to be. However, we knew that our favourite builders were still building bikes, and many were still were being readied for a show that now couldn't happen. We had to find a way to bring them to our audience - so - we created the optimistically titled, Bike Shed Unlocked, a virtual video custom bike show, made by the builders to showcase their own work, from the shed builders to the pros, and we even expect a few manufacturer builds to crop-up in the coming days and weeks - as we like this idea so much, the event is staying live for the forseeable future. As is our way, we built a microsite, so stop reading this and head over to the BikeShedUnlocked.com website to feast your eyes, and look out for more fresh builds as they drop into our submissions pages.