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 a fresh bike every day, 7 days a week) complimented by ever increasing print and digital channels. As the scene morphs and matures 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 have gone many times before. But if there’s a really interesting and gripping tale behind the build, builder or the workshop in which the bike was created then do please outline this. Or if there’s simply a motorcycling story that you’re itching to tell, we want to hear about it. You don’t need to compose chapter and verse, just give us the basic outline and we’ll go from there.
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 this is an automated inbox. We do check absolutely everything but cannot reply to every email 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