If you ride for life or appreciate craftsmanship, these are the ten best-motorbiking Instagram Accounts That WeBuyAnyBike Thinks You Should Be Following.
1 – The Bike Shed
The Bike Shed Motorcycle club in Shoreditch is a restaurant, a tool shed and a fully stocked bike shop with some of the best, most elegant new designs in the country. Their gleaming yearly shows bring together a standard-setting collection of custom builds, this year’s highlight was clearly the Airforce by Death Machines of London (more on them later). The Bike Shed’s online shop is one of the best for classic, restored and custom bikes in the UK, this ’70’s Triumph takes the biscuit.
If you’re feeling desperate for a hit of nostalgia, buy this Triumph here.
Hosted in 581 cities across 92 countries The Gentleman’s Ride is renowned for its contributions to men’s health charities. Top notch vintage aesthetic all around, with retro bikes to match. Crowds of motorcycle enthusiasts gather on the last Sunday of every September, helping to raise millions of pounds in funds, it’s open to anyone, including the youngins! Just take a look at the Vespa sidecar rider featured on their Instagram.
Register to join at gentlemansride.com
3 – Auto Fabrica
London based custom bike designers; brothers Bujar and Gaz, grew from tinkering in a garage in 2011 with the aim to make a bike they dreamt existed at a cost they could afford. Their builds are rustic, elegant and consistently powerful. Based in Southend-on-sea, they design, prototype and manufacture motorbikes from concept to final product. Their Instagram is a treat of exploration, adventure and workshop process of their builds. They’re a solid community with their own excellent clothing range. You have to catch the flyby video on their profile of one of their member’s training for Goodwood revival, that noise is glorious.
4 – Graham Jarvis
Graham Jarvis is a motorcycle trials rider from North Yorkshire, four times Scottish Six Day Trial winner, five times British Trials champion and reached World No4. Into his 40’s with decades of experience he has no signs of slowing down, regularly competing and posting videos from enduro championships on his Husqvarna 300TE. He’s an incredibly skilled stunt performer too, with amazing wheelie control as demonstrated by balancing on a small, cramped workshop desk, check that out on his timeline.
5 – VC London
This London-based campaign is built to support women who love to ride, anything from choppers, dirt bikes, to cafe racers. This lively community hosts events, meetups and a yearly adventure weekend with biking, boarding and music in the Brecon Beacons. Their upcoming event babes in the Dirt looks like an unmissable collaboration with US group Babes Ride out. Their profile is alive with girls and machines; one of their team Ayano riding out on her newly rebuilt 61′ Triumph unit Tr-6. These girls get out.
Speeding our way to this Saturday !!!!!! 💨 4 days to go until our VC X @houseofvansldn GIRLS NIGHT and we got sooooo much coming your way 🙌 . . . Get ready for a massive night of celebrating, showcasing & bringing together some extraordinary women to share their stories to inspire & support others to get out on the road less travelled. 🏁 . . . Stay up on our insta stories for info on all the amazing women involved ⚡ See you all there! P// @vivigomez12
Rider’s Club London has a stunt team, and they are good. Specialists in freestyle, with an impressive selection of bikes. They’re a tight three-piece who compete in the British stunt championships, highlights from which you can catch on their profile.
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For sickeningly good designs look no further than Death Machines of London. Their attention to detail, minute finish and unreasonably sleek use of materials is beyond compare.
This Instagram aesthetic is solid with only the best photography and detailed macro shots of the finest detail of their machines, all of which are raw projects of passion. Their latest futurist restoration of a Moto Guzzi le man mkII has to be seen to be believed.
Introducing Airforce, built in memory of Giovanni Ravelli and released for his birthday. Ravelli was an aviator, motorcycle racer and a co-founder of Moto Guzzi. Killed in an air crash just before Moto Guzzi became official, Giovanni was immortalised as the Airman Eagle on the company logo. This Moto Guzzi Le Mans MkII is inspired by one of his biplanes. Happy Birthday Giovanni. — Exhibiting now at @bikeshedmc Old Street, London. — Thank you to @bikeshedmc for all their support and brilliant article on the build, and to @imagefactorystudio for the beautiful photography. — #motoguzzi #dmol #airforce #lemans #custom #motorcycle #handmade #handbuilt #custommotorcycle #aluminium
8 – Northern Customs
Based in North Yorkshire, this workshop specialises in custom built cafe racers. Their Instagram is an unbridled love of the machine; sharing and posting builds from around the UK and beyond. A constant source of inspiration and with global recognition for their own work, this is a must-follow.
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9 – 72 Motorcycles
This Sussex-based custom workshop is run by a couple who bonded over a love of biking. They craft hand-made labours of love, producing 12 specials a year and showing at the Bike Shed’s yearly event. They are a bike family, with the dogs getting a prominent look-in. The highlight of their Instagram: a Lambretta series 3, enhanced with Dachshund. You’re welcome.
10 – Built Magazine
Almost everything mentioned in this list has been featured in Built magazine. The ultimate, UK-centric collection of events, reviews, gear with a keen eye for custom retro-styled motorcycles. From local events to world-class designs made for celebrity clients, the scope of Built magazine is wide enough for any enthusiast, rider or no.