In November 2015, the Bike Shed Motorcycle Club (BSMC) opened its doors on a 12,000 square foot venue across four renovated railway arches in the heart of its original home, Shoreditch, in Central London. The BSMC at 384 Old Street features a 100 seat cafe and restaurant, with bike parking on a private street for 60 bikes, along with a curated retail space, galleries for bikes and art, a barbershop and an event space.
Over the years, 50 separate investors have come together to form a group of petrolhead founders, providing skills, contacts and capital to launch the BSMC. Almost all are dedicated bikers – but all are passionate about automotive culture. Many are quiet about their involvement, but some are happy to be named, including Charley Boorman, Nick Mason and Tom Hardy.