Those crazy but innovative guys down at Bike Shed London have developed a new way of riding motorcycles, which launched last week.
Instead of owning your own motorcycle, you join Club Moto London and essentially rent one as part of a motorcycle club for a few days a year, that way you don’t have to worry about the depreciation on your own bike, or running it with costs like tyres, tax, MOT and servicing.
With many riders only riding their bikes around a dozen times a year, and bike theft and crime in the capital becoming a huge problem, the guys could be onto something, especially if you’re based in London.
As you might expect from the guys at Bike Shed MC, who are behind Club Moto London, along with the previously formed Classic Car Club, the bikes are all very cool and in demand models that wouldn’t look out of place outside Shoreditch’s trendy Bike Shed London HQ. Which is good, because that’s where members pick the bikes up from.
There’s everything from a Triumph 1200 Thruxton, Triumph Bobber, Ducati Desert Sled, BMW R Nine T Racer, an Indian Scout, Honda CB1100RS and Yamaha’s XSR900 and SCR950, plus a load more.
Membership starts at £840 a year, which gives riders 120 points to use against bikes in the club. ‘Class A’ bikes are the most desirable and cost 20 points per day. They include bikes like the Triumph 1200 Thruxton and Bobber, the Honda CB1100RS and the BMW R Nine T and R Nine T Racer. Bike Shed Motorcycle Club Gold members can get a 120-point membership for £720.
‘Class B’ bikes cost 18 points a day (equivalent to around £126 for standard membership) and include bikes like the Ducati Desert Sled, Triumph Street Scrambler and Yamaha SCR950.
A day’s hire is classed as 24 hours, and you simply head over to Classic Car Club, or Bike Shed, pick up your bike, get a handover and go riding. Drop the bike off at the end of the 24 hours and you can even have a beer in The Bike Shed without worrying about riding home.
For more information go to: http://clubmotolondon.co.uk