Rider’s Journal

‘Rider’s Journal’ is a collection of stories from riders from diverse backgrounds, all of whom naturally share a passion for motorcycles, namely custom and modern classics/neo-retros, though not exclusively. Here we feature the inner thoughts of our editors, writers and contributors, in their personal, everyday experience of motorcycling and moto-culture.

The Bike Shed Festival 2019

THE BIKE SHED FESTIVAL: GOODWOOD [FoS] FOR TWO WHEELS?

The Bike Shed crew are dreamers. When Anthony ‘Dutch’ Van Someren starting writing his blog back in 2009, he was just sharing his thoughts around the disillusionment he felt with the motorcycle industry at that point in time. ...

DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN’S RIDE 2019: REPORT

Distinguished Gentleman's Ride 2019: As a rider, is there anything sweeter to the ear, than the sound of one hundred idling motorcycle engines, started in unison and in unity of one cause?...

Malle Mile 2019 Report

Malle Mile 2019: For one weekend in July, the usually immaculate landscape of Kevington Hall gets ripped apart by a bunch of lunatics on motorcycles, of all persuasions. ...

A PILGRIMAGE TO PETROLETTES

Perolettes: Divorce, illness in the family and personal apathy lead Sonia to motorcycles and a journey of discovery to an all-female, motorcycle event....

KICKING IT AT VC LONDON HQ

I heard about Camp VC long before I knew much about what VC London itself was and the women behind it. I had the opportunity in February to check out the VC headquarters and meet with Gemma (one of the founders) along with Koji from Motowitch, Tasha from Motoculture,...
Cobblestones, Rain and Custom Bikes

COBBLESTONES AND CUSTOM BIKES

Just over a year ago, I came off my bike, at relatively low speed (25mph). It had just started to spit. Arguably, the most treacherous time during a rain cycle...