Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Welsh Bikers

The above photograph was used in Maz Harris's classic text on biker subculture, Bikers: Birth of a Modern Day Outlaw (1985). That book, as I recall, also included an account of a notorious gang-rape case in Cardiff involving visiting Hells Angels. If you wish to investigate the history of specifically Welsh motorcycle clubs check out this excellent website. It has details and great photographs of various Welsh biker outfits such as The Outcasts, The Tramps, Satan's Breed, Y Brawdoliaeth, The Nomads, The Berserkers and Valley Commandos. Paraphernalia such as patches and calling cards are also included. A broader look at the subculture is taken via an examination of biker books and films.