The Bike Shed — Old Street, London

The Bike Shed — Old Street, London

 
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And now for something completely different. It's not a health or fitness related post, but as I'm taking my motorbike test soon (woohoo!) I thought I'd share with you all my visit to The Bike Shed.

I'm going through a bit of an indecisive patch at the moment when it comes to training. On one hand, my initial reason for starting martial arts was because I wanted to fight in the ring (or cage), but the more I practice kempo and learn about the fundamentals of martial arts, I'm embracing the more technical side and enjoying learning katas and using weapons. This has made me think — would I rather focus on a 'stunt' style method of training?

So here come the bikes. I've always wanted a motorbike — I'm always looking for the next adrenaline rush and I know this would feed my adventurous side. But as well as this, they're beautiful creatures. My friend took me to The Bike Shed as he's a huge fan, and knew I'd love everything about it.

 
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An amazing big space filled with bikes, accessories, clothing and everything else you'd want — I could literally spend all day in there. With a coffee shop, restaurant and barbers what else would you need? On this particular visit, I spent a good hour wandering around and then sat outside in the sun with a beer. The rumble of the bikes turning up every few minutes created an awesome atmosphere, as well as making me super jealous… but oh well.

 
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The people are super friendly which always helps, and I had to force myself to resist buying armfuls of t-shirts, stickers, magazines, keyrings, jewellery… the list goes on. I doubt I'll be as able to resist next time.

Definitely worth a visit if you're in London. One of the coolest places I've been.

 
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