Inspiration: Meet ups

Close up shot of handlebars at the Bike Shed event

Bike Shed London 2017: Video and gallery

Triumphs take centre stage

As the dust settled on Dutch van Someren’s 2017 Bike Shed show, he was already making plans for extra events in Europe and the States next year.

Watch the London show’s highlights here…

Until next year it’s Triumph’s customs that will linger in the memory of the record-breaking crowds who flocked to London’s Tobacco Dock. One of the biggest draws was Oli Bryce’s Bonneville Newchurch (below) by Down & Out Cafe Racers, which won the audience vote at the show.

Its satin black urban feel, perfect for the venue, caught the eye to take top spot ahead of two other runners-up who had entered the Triumph UK team’s competition.

Custom Competition winner: Oli Bryce’s Bonneville Newchurch

Dutch reckons the penchant for reclaiming 1980s and ’90s bikes by giving them a modern custom twist will grow, with carbonated Bonnevilles enjoying a revival. “Simplicity will be king, with light, bobbed bikes featuring small lights the next big thing.”

Here are just a few of our favourites from the show…


The Blue Legend 2016 Bonneville by FCR
Custom competition finalist: Max Rose’s Bonneville T100


Dutch said: “We started the shows to galvanise a scene and we’re delighted that manufacturers like Triumph are driving it now and attracting increasing numbers of young people in. It’s an affordable, non-intimidating and cool scene which is with us forever now.”


Dutch’s custom Thruxton R
Custom competition finalist: Tim Woolener’s Bonneville T100
The Foggy Dirt Quake Bike