This year’s Bike Shed London event at Tobacco Dock will be even bigger and better, using much more of the dockside buildings and outdoor space. We’re adding an ‘invitational’ element to the curated bikes on display, so you’ll see even more unique bikes of higher quality, with most of them being show exclusives with plenty of reveals and launches, from the pro builders, shed builders and manufacturers.
We’re ramping-up the food & drink offer with more choice and shorter queues, there will be more music and entertainment with bands and screenings. We’ll also have the usual barbershop, tattoos, whiskey and cigar lounge, and selected brands will be selling the best in gear and apparel.
All the big manufactures are on board this year, so you can expect to see plenty of new stuff from Öhlins, Rev’It, Triumph, Indian, Ducati, Yamaha and BMW, which you won’t see at the trade fairs.
Tickets are now on sale. It’s cheaper to buy in advance, there are some early bird discounts on the Friday Night Press Preview event – if you’re fast. There are only 1,000 Preview Tickets available and they usually sell out well in advance. (They are valid ALL weekend too).
This year we are being super-strict on the quality of bikes, and we want new builds that have not been seen at other shows – all in the cafe racer, scrambler, tracker, bobber, new-wave custom sectors. As well as accepting appropriate bikes from Pro Builders, Semi-Pros, Manufactures and Shed Builders we are also adding an “invitational” element to this years event with up to 100 bikes being there by special Invitation and with No Charge to the builder. We will either get in touch with you directly, or we will look at your submission and offer an invitational place.
Whether you’ve heard from us or not, if you want to show your bike, here is the Submission Form.
BRANDS & RETAILERS
If you are a potential Brand Exhibitor or Brand Retailer, you’ll need to email us at BikeShedLondon2017@TheBikeShed.cc. Sponsorships are now all spoken for.
Please email info@TheBikeShed.cc
We have an onsite, internal, multi-story car park for Motorcycles, which we will staff – and it’s free. Park up and walk in. The entrance is via Pennington Street (NOT Wapping Lane). The coat check is also free.
Cars may choose to use the Wapping Lane multi-story car park. We are NOT the operators and are not responsible for the prices, terms or security there. You can book a parking place in advance. THIS LINK may help.
KIDS, DOGS, etc…
This is a very family friendly event. Kids under 16 go Free and they’ll be safe.
We love dogs and we do allow them at our full-time Shoreditch venue, but sadly dogs are not allowed inside the exhibition space at Tobacco Dock – except Guide Dogs.
There is no Bike Shed Paris event this year. We loved doing our show in the French Capital, but this year we want to put all our time, energy and resources into making the London Show our BIG European Show, with all the European builders and exhibitors taking part in a world-class event. We hope you’ll all see the difference.