WATCH: Oil in the blood trailer

The film takes a deep dive into the motorcycle scene, at home and abroad

Oil in the blood

WHAT DOES motorcycling mean to you? For me, it’s the exhilaration of riding a bike, the sensation of speed you get and the feeling of danger that comes from sticking a box of petrol between my legs and firing myself at the end of the next road.

For you, it may be something completely different, and that must be a good thing, if motorcyclists were all the same bike-meets would be dull as dishwater!

Now a new film called Oil in the Blood takes an almost worldwide look at what it is that makes motorcyclists tick and what exactly motorcycle culture is. Filmed over three years, the feature charts the bikes and the builders, racers and manufacturers who are helping to make motorcycling a more mainstream activity, across the globe.

As you’d expect from a film made by one of the founder members of The Bike Shed Motorcycle Club, Gareth Maxwell Roberts, it does look like it focuses on the custom/café racer/brat bike scene, but none the less, it looks a bloody good watch.

The film will be shown on April 5th at the Petersen Museum in LA, with more dates to be announced soon.

If you’re heading to a bike show in spring or summer, follow Oil in The Blood on Instagram for news and showings.

It hoped that the film will be available on general release - streaming and download and keep - later this year.

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