The History of the Valley Commandos Motorcycle Club
The term was first used in 1974 after the infamous battle between fans at the Cardiff City v. Man Utd football match in Cardiff. The newspapers reported that the 'red army' had clashed with the 'valley commandos'. T-shirts and badges were made and at one time 1500 were wearing the valley commandos white shirt.
Throughout the 1980s some of the original VCMC members, who were in the CCFC Soul Crew or the Cardiff and Valley RAMS, had football roots and motorcycles. As time went on they went to bike shows and on many runs. By the late 1990s many new friendships had been forged. Many of these friends had been in MC clubs in Wales and England. The motorcycles had become as important as the football.
It was then decided to start a Motorcycle Club. The VCMC started in 2005 and soon became affiliated to a major worldwide MC. Later the affiliate patch was removed as the VCMC were determined to follow their own rules and values. The VCMC creed is O.I.A.I. (One In All In).
the VCMC is an INDEPENDENT club. It is non-political. It does not care about the colour of your skin or your football shirt. The skull has traditionally been worn as a sign of brotherhood, comradeship and loyalty since the 18th century. since the 1960s it has been used as an anti-establishment symbol. to us it simply means 'leave us alone to do what we want'. The VCMC continues t0 expand onwards as the biggest 1% MC in Wales.