Members will be vetted, and we’ll be keen to check on your level of biking experience and riding comfort-zone. We ask that you have had your full bike license for at least one year and are over 25 and have no more than 6 penalty points (some exceptions can be made please enquire for more details). You’ll need to provide your National Insurance number so we can check your license.
If you’re thinking about joining, please note that membership will be capped, once we’ve reached a certain member-to-bike ratio, so don’t think about it too long as we suspect we might full to capacity within weeks of launching.
Most of our bikes come with unlimited mileage. However, bikes do have to stay within the UK, and the membership is not designed for long term hire or massive journeys, which is why we don’t have adventure bikes or tourers on the fleet. We do ask our members to let us know a little about the trip they are planning so we can ensure you take a suitable bike for the journey and have all the support you need.
You can book a couple of months in advance.
The system is really simple. Class A: 20 points per day, class B: 18 points per day, class C: 15 points per day, class D: 12 points per day. A standard days’ hire is 24 hours but feel free to take a bike out in the morning and return it at the end of the day.
If you don’t use all your points by the end of the year they expire, so don’t treat it like your barely-used Gym membership, if you want to make the most of our keen pricing.
Note that your points cannot be shared around with other members or friends.
After you’ve joined you can buy extra points in bundles of 30 at a time. The price per point for each fresh 30-point bundle will be dictated by your membership level – which is determined by how many points you bought in the first place, or, if you’re a Bike Shed Gold Member, you’ll always pay the lower Gold Member prices.
However, we can’t issue unlimited points for long-term use. Club Moto London is all about sharing the fleet, and is not an alternative to long-term bike hire.
If you run out of points fast, you might choose to upgrade your membership from Standard to Gold. If this happens, we’ll try to work out the fairest pro-rata price to upgrade.
Yes you can, but you need to have held a full bike license for at least a year, just like everybody else. You will also need to apply for a Club Moto membership card, please contact the office.
Please note that Club Moto London members don’t have access to Classic Car Club cars.
Only members of Club Moto London can ride our bikes, so you can’t let your mate have a go, even if they claim to be covered on their own insurance.
The insurance excess on all bikes is £2000. This is your maximum liability if we can’t claim from a third party. Anything minor, like a cracked tail light or bent gear lever, you can simply pay the cost price of the replacement part or repair.
If our excess seems excessive, you can reduce the £2k by half by paying a collision damage waiver of £20 per day of use.
Please bring the bike back with the same amount of fuel as you took it with. We will mark the fuel level on your sign-out sheet. If you bring the bike back with less fuel we have to charge you for the fuel plus a £20 “go-up-the-road and be massively inconvenienced” fee.
We expect the bikes to come back a bit dirty (it means you’ve been enjoying them) however if they are covered in serious filth we will have to charge a cleaning fee of £25.
If you get a parking ticket while you have the bike, the manufacturers will get the ticket and charge us back for it, so we will have to reclaim it from you, so, please do be honest and let us know.
You have two options:
Classic Car Club – 138 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JR
The Bike Shed Motorcycle Club – 384 Old Street, London EC1V 9LT
We will arrange with you when you book your preferred location.
At Classic Car Club HQ: Monday 6.30am – 7.00pm, Tuesday to Friday 8am – 7pm, Saturday 8am – 1pm and Sunday 5pm -6pm (for returns only).
At The Bike Shed: 9am to 11pm seven days a week.
For collections and returns please arrive a minimum of 20 minutes before we close to allow sufficient time to sign the bike in or out.
There is always someone available from our team to help. You will be provided with an information pack when collecting your bike. Full breakdown assistance is included with membership. (We may also have some allen keys left over from Ikea).
In extreme circumstances we may have to cancel bookings due to bad weather, but it would have to be pretty bad and treacherous conditions, with ice, snow, hurricanes and tsunamis, not just a bit of rain. …If this happens, of course no points will be deducted.
We understand that plans do change and it may be necessary for you to cancel a booking, but you don’t want others to miss out on riding the bike reserved for you. So – if you cancel more than 48 hours before the booking we won’t deduct any points, but, if you cancel between 48 and 24 hours we will deduct 50% of the points allocated for your booking, and if you don’t let us know about the cancellation on the day, we will deduct 100% of the points you would have used up.
Definitely Not. These bikes are NOT for use off public roads of any kind. Taking one of our bikes onto a race track will result in membership being revoked, and we will not be in the mood to offer any refunds on unused points.
Sorry, but no. We need the bikes to stay within England, Wales and Scotland – all on the mainland, i.e. no ferry trips or leaving our shores by any other means.
You can, but please let us know your intentions in advance in case we’re full or need to juggle things around to fit you in. Any bikes left for longer than one night will probably have to be left at the Classic Car Club rather than at the Bike Shed. Anyway, just let us know your intentions and we’ll work something out. Don’t surprise us and we won’t incovenience you.
As a member with points to use up (as opposed to a rental customer) you will need bike gear eventually, so we recommend you get your own, (you can buy bike gear at the Bike Shed with a 10% member’s discount) but we do have some basic equipment you can hire. However this is not a normal part of the club offer, and we don’t have an extensive wardrobe of styles and sizes, so let us know at least 48 hours in advance so we can make sure you get what you need.
Yes you can. Please do make sure your passenger has decent riding gear, and check that you have booked a bike with a dual seat (some of the fleet bikes are single-seaters).
If you’re taking a bike for the day and are worried about overnight parking, feel free to leave it with us at the end of the day and don’t take it home.
If you do park overnight at your home or work, we will want to know about the location, and may want to know about your security arrangements. We will provide you with an alarmed lock and a bike cover, which we’d ask you to use.
Our bikes are fitted with Trackers, but we’d prefer not to need to use them.
All our bikes are fitted with Trackers, so technically we can see where you are and where you’ve been, but we’re not interested in Policing your speeds or keeping tabs on your dodgy choice of overnight accommodation or your secret lover’s address, so we won’t share tracker info with anyone (unless perhaps you commit a murder). Your privacy goes hand-in-hand with being a member.
One benefit of the Tracker equipment is that it allows you to save your favourite ride and download the route’s way-points into a Sat Nav and repeat or share the experience.
If your bike appears to have been stolen (i.e. it moves despite the ignition being off) while in your possession, you will get a call from the Tracker team, to check-up on you and the bike. It can also alert us to an accident.
The tracker also detects bad taste in clothing & accessories, and will disable the bike if you attempt to ride while wearing tasselled leather jackets or anything with airbrushed artwork depicting the grim reaper or flames, or ironic T-shirts in large gothic type.
…Ok – that’s not true, but we are working on it.