The Moped Gangs of London: UK Bikelife

The Moped Gangs of London: UK Bikelife

The Moped Gangs of London: UK Bikelife

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Mopeds and teenage boys have gone hand-in-hand since the 1960s. But in the last year UK BikeLife culture – where young scooter riders upload videos of themselves wheelie-ing down motorways and through industrial estates – has exploded, with the scene’s leaders picking up thousands of YouTube and Instagram followers in the process.

These British riders are beginning to receive international attention, not least from Baltimore’s notorious dirt bike club, the 12 O’Clock Boys. Although they may lack the CCs of their American counterparts, they’ve done a good job of making up for it with charisma and a dedication to the underdog of the two-wheeled world: the humble moped.

In London Bikelife, Daisy-May Hudson lets a nostalgia for the moped gangs of her teenage years get the better of her and travels to industrial estates on the outskirts of London to meet with the underground stars of the UK BikeLife scene. After spending some time at northwest London’s Ace Cafe – an iconic hangout for bikers and petrolheads – Daisy is taken along to one of the group’s big ride-outs, where hundreds of boys take over the roads with their mopeds.

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19 thoughts on “The Moped Gangs of London: UK Bikelife

  1. I want a moped because of the gas mileage and they can be fun. But never, ever ever ever, would I think it's cool. It's not.

    That's like having a Prius and pretending it's a muscle car.

  2. This makes me embarrassed to own a motorcycle. Jesus Christ, these guys are cringe worthy.

  3. "Terrorizing the roads" ??? HAHAHAHA. What a bunch of losers. I couldn't stop laughing.

  4. Mopeds,track suits, man purses ?? I bet half of them live with three parents. NERDS !!!

  5. You can all fuck off from ace. Ace has been around for a very long time and is awesome but pulling wheelies and riding like wankers means their licence is at risk and they have to shut early sometimes due to wankers riding like twats. when these kids grow up and get real bikes they will want to go ace but wont be able to because it will be shut. if you want to ride like scum do it elsewhere. One day you might piss off a mcc then you will learn the hard way

  6. how can you have any self respect and call yourself ashman46 so your so original your number 46? at least have a original name minus the number. however respect where due when he said he aint losing his life for a bike

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