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THE HISTORY OF THE RED KNIGHTS MC

During the summer of 1982 several firefighters were visiting "Randy's Cycle Shop" in Boylston, Massachusetts and the subject of motorcycle clubs came up. Soon they were all grousing about the fact that law enforcement people had a motorcycle club known as the Blue Knights but there was no club for firefighters. After this tire kicking session, owner Randy Wilson suggested to Ed Wright, a firefighter from Northboro, MA, that he stop talking about the lack of a club and form one instead..

Recognizing a good idea when he heard one, Ed Wright went home that afternoon and made some hand printed posters inviting firefighters from the area to meet and determine if there was enough interest to form a motorcycle club. On August 17th, 1982, Fire Chief Jack Pierce allowed a small group of motorcycle enthusiasts to meet in Northboro Fire Headquarters to lay the ground work for the formation of a motorcycle club..

On October 19th, 1982, firefighters Colin Mackey, Bob Bourassa, Ed Wright, Roger Wentzell, Dave Hamilton, Bob Goulet, David Hunt, Jon Tripp, Don Parker, Norm Beausoleil and Chief Pierce met again. There was interest in promoting the positive image of motorcycling while enjoying the camaraderie of other firefighters. It was decided then that this group would be known as the Red Knights Motorcycle Club..

News of this new club spread like a grass fire. In July of 1983, a chapter was formed in Connecticut. In October of that year a second Massachusetts chapter was formed. Soon applications came in from such distant places as Nevada and Louisiana. In August of 1983 the founding members realized the organization was rapidly growing beyond their original expectations. To properly handle this growth they elected a committee to serve as a National Board of Directors. With applications from Ontario and Saskatchewan, Canada, the club became the Red Knights International Firefighters Motorcycle Club...

As a result of the seed that was planted at Randy's in 1982, there are now more than 450 Red Knights chapters and 10,000 members throughout the world, Check out our chapter locations page for the various
chapter locations. Chapters and MALs are listed on the Member Location Maps..

 

About RKMC England 2

Red Knights MC, England 2 are based in South Yorkshire, we are a group of serving or retired firefighters, fire service support staff and their families who share a common interest in motorcycling and enjoy meeting and riding together..

We are not a 1% club and we respect all other Motorcycle Clubs and ask that they do the same to us.  We wear an 'England 2' bottom rocker to indicate where we are from, and no other reason...We do not claim any territory or area as ours and will never interfere with any other MC's business or activities..

 

Our Chapter was chartered in December 2011 and has been involved in a number of motorcycling safety events since then and we travel abroad to Red Knights gatherings at least once every year..

 

Our chosen charity is the Sheffield Children's Hospital Burns Unit and any money raise goes to that charity...Above you can see a cheque being presented to Megan from the Charity..

 

We are closely linked to the Police's Motorcycle Club, the Blue Knights MC, England 9 who are also based  in South Yorkshire..

 
 
 

 

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