Road Rats MC is an outlaw motorcycle club founded in London, England with connections back to the 1960s.
Road Rats Motorcycle Club History
The Road Rats Motorcycle Club of London has connections back to the early 1960s. They began in London as a street gang and over the years switched over to being run as an outlaw motorcycle club.
It has been suggested that at one point in time the Hells Angels had offered for the Road Rats to prospect for them. This offer was of course turned down and the club have remained independent.
Over the decades the club have had disputes with a number of clubs, most notably the Hells Angels, Satans Slaves and the Cycle Tramps. Further details of some of these confrontations can be found further below in the “Crime / In The Media” section.
Road Rats Motorcycle Club Patch / Motto / Colors
The Road Rats MC patch has a rat as a the focus point. The colors used on the patch are red/orange and yellow.
It is rumoured that the Road Rats are the only club allowed to wear the “London” rocker.
Road Rats Motorcycle Club Chapters
The Road Rats Motorcycle Club have a presence in London, England.
They are not believed to have spread outside of the London area and do not have any chapters based internationally.
Famous Road Rats MC Members
There are no known famous members of the Road Rats of London in a celebrity sense.
Road Rats MC Crime / In The Media
1970 – 17 October, 1970. The Road Rats, Nightingales, Windsors & Jokers stand off at the Chelsea Bridge against the Essex Nomads and the Chelsea Nomads. Essex Nomads member Peter Howson is shot, and although he is wounded he survives. Multiple people are arrested including Road Rats member Paul Luttman who is jailed for 12 years.
1983 – 18 September, 1983. 6 members of the Road Rats Motorcycle Club are in a fight with 24 members of the Satans Slaves Motorcycle Club at a Hells Angels sponsored event in Cookham Dean, England. It is believed that the fight started over women, however another possible motive is that there were one or more photos taken of members in their colors without their permission, which could have been used to identify them in the future. Two Road Rats members, Colin Bunting and Mike Harrison are killed in the brawl. Members of the Hells Angels settled the scene and most fled before the police arrived. Guns, axes, knives, baseball bats and lead filled handlebars were found at the scene by police. Dozens of arrests are later made.
1989 – Road Rats members are drinking in the Carlisle pub in Hastings, members of the Cycle Tramps MC are also in the pub drinking. After drinking without incident for several hours Road Rats member Patrick Boyle, known as “Baby Rat” starts causing trouble and is spoken to by the Cycle Tramps President, Bruno “Brewer” Tessaro. Patrick Boyle leaves the establishment, but soon returns, Luger pistol in hand, walks up behind Bruno Tessaro, points the gun to the back of Tessaro’s head and squeezes the trigger. Bruno Tessaro is killed. Patrick Boyle is arrested and convicted of the murder. He commits suicide while behind bars.
Road Rats MC Books / Movies / TV
There are not known to be any books written specifically about the Road Rats Motorcycle Club of London.
Instead you may be interested in viewing our list of outlaw motorcycle club books.
The Road Rats are mentioned briefly in the below general books on outlaw motorcycle clubs.
The One Percenter Encyclopedia by Bill Hayes. View this book on Amazon (link opens in a new window).
Biker Gangs and Transnational Organized Crime by Thomas Barker. Find out more on Amazon (link opens in new tab).
Road Rats Motorcycle Club Enemies and Allies
Road Rats Motorcycle Club enemies (the following have been enemies of the club at some point in time):
Road Rats Motorcycle Club allies:
- To be confirmed.
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