History of Motorcycle Clubs in the UK

The history of motorcycle clubs is believed to have started in the United States in the nineteen hundred with the New York Motorcycle Club that was established in 1903. The history of motorcycle clubs in the UK is believed to have started in the sixties with the Mods and the Rockers who were mainly based on south coast around Brighton and Margate. These bikers clubs caused a lot of havoc when riding around wearing their trademark furry collared parka coats. Their bikes of choice back then were a mix of Vespas, BSA’s and Lambrettas. Motorcycle clubs started quite innocently but later got a bad reputation from some of the rowdiness that was associated with them between the sixties and seventies. Currently, I think it’s safe to say that Motorcycling bad boys are a thing of the past and motorcycle riding in the UK and across the world is viewed with less suspicion. The bikes are now more subtle and are even associated with celebrities who ride them, such as Prince William who owns and rides a Ducati motorbike.

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