Desert Rose Become a BikeShed Approved Partner

Desert Rose are delighted to have become a BikeShed Approved Partner. Since 2011, the Bike Shed has been a place of common ground, where people from all walks of life come together to share their passion for two-wheels, whether they ride a motorcycle or not. BikeShed offers their community an escape from the shallow, virtual, digital world into a space offering an authentic analogue experience, centred around motorcycle culture. Visitors leave their differences at the door to enjoy an inclusive, welcoming space, whoever they are and wherever they come from. In 2022 BikeShed launched their LA operation
Desert Rose started working with the BikeShed team in 2020, putting on BikeShed Scrambles down at our East Sussex off road venues. The scrambles became more and more popular. BikeShed Memebership Supremo, Dan and BikeShed Camerman Dan joined us on a day of off road training back in August and fair to say had a blast. We were then invited to the BikeShed Christmas Party where Patsy took centre stage with Charley Boorman, Billy Ward and Nathan Milward. In January this year, Patsy, along with Joe and Harry were back at the BikeShed talking to members about rallye life, the different type of events, from raids to full on competitive road books rallies. 3 BikeShed members threw themselves headlong into the rallye world by entering Hellas in Greece, with Desert Rose Racing support. News of their experience can be found here. A further group of a dozen BikeShed members, including Membership Dan, signed up for their first rallye, entering the Greek Odyssey scheduled for late September this year. Having committed to the rallye, bike training days, fitness sessions and bike prep are in full swing. The rallye evaluation days really did bring the best out in the team. Desert Rose are proud to be a part of the BikeShed community and look forward to developing this partnership and welcoming some of the LA members on future events. To find out about BikeShed membership benefits head across to their website

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