Thanks for taking the time to check here before submitting your bike for a feature on our website. As you may have noticed we’ve dramatically reduced the number of customs featured on the Bike Shed and on shared on social media. When we started 7 years ago there was really only Bike Exif, Return of the Café Racers and Pipeburn featuring the latest bikes on a daily basis. The scene has since grown rapidly (at one point we were featuring two bikes a day, 7 days a week) along with ever increasing print and digital channels and is now undergoing a natural change in direction. We’ll aim to document this as best we can, with a wider variety of features. It does mean though that we’re unlikely to publish bikes or stories that are very similar to what’s gone many times before. And if your bike is scheduled to be published on the ‘big 3’ please do let us know in advance as it’s uncool for all concerned to put work into a feature only to have to dilute the social media impact.
That said, our business was built on sharing. So if you have a lovely selection of photos from your latest build we’d be happy to share those either directly on this site or on our Facebook and Instagram feeds. [email protected] is the place to send them. Please note though that due to the sheer volume of submissions this is an automated inbox. We do check absolutely everything but cannot reply individually.
The ‘old’ submission page and photo guide is still available – here
And please check before sending if the photographer is happy with credits (like the one below) before sending them in. We will not pay for any photos used either now or in the future. It’s up to you to settle copyright terms BEFORE sending the images to us. We assume you’ve done this by virtue of submitting them for publication.
Image: Autohouse London