Valley Commandos MC are a one percenter motorcycle club founded in Cardiff City, Wales in 2005. The club have strong ties to the Welsh football scene.
Valley Commandos Motorcycle Club History
The Valley Commandos Motorcycle Club were founded in Cardiff City, Wales in 2005. They are one of the largest one percenter motorcycle clubs in Wales.
History of the club dates back to long before the 2005 founding, where many of the present day members were Welsh Football fans and the name “Valley Commandos” had been coined after a 1974 football match between Cardiff City and Manchester United. Manchester United are widely known as the “Red Army” and press at the time dubbed Cardiff City as the “Valley Commandos”. The name quickly caught on.
Members of the Cardiff City Soul Crew (a hooligan football firm) and the Cardiff and Valley RAMS united over the years and went on to form a motorcycle club.
Originally the Valley Commandos were a support club for the Outlaws MC, however then decided to become an independent club.
Valley Commandos Motorcycle Club Patch / Motto / Colors
An “SS Death Head” (skull and bones) forms the patch for the Valley Commandos.
The colors used by the Valley Commandos MC are black and white. It is likely that these colors were chosen due to the initial connections to the Outlaws Motorcycle Club.
The motto used by the Valley Commandos MC is “OIAI”, which stands for One In All In.
Valley Commandos Motorcycle Club Chapters
Multiple chapters of the Valley Commandos MC exist within Wales. It is not believed that they have any chapters based internationally.
- Valley Commandos MC Wales
- Valley Commandos Abertaff chapter
- Valley Commandos Afan Valley chapter
- Valley Commandos Caerphilly chapter
- Valley Commandos Cardiff chapter
- Valley Commandos Maesteg chapter
- Valley Commandos Newport chapter
- Valley Commandos Nomad chapter
- Valley Commandos Powys chapter
- Valley Commandos Sirhowy Valley chapter
- Valley Commandos Torfaen chapter
- Valley Commandos Vale chapter
- Valley Commandos Vaynor chapter
Famous Valley Commandos MC Members
Stuart Cable – Musician
Stuart Cable was the original drummer in the internationally recognised Welsh rock band Stereophonics, who was with the group from 1992 until 2003.
It is not clear if he was a member of the Valley Commandos, however he was known for riding with the group on a regular basis.
He died on 7 June, 2010 after choking on his own vomit. Many members of the Valley Commandos escorted the hearse as part of his funeral.
Valley Commandos MC Crime / In The Media
2011 – 1 September, 2011. The Valley Commandos join the Outlaws MC to reportedly act as bodyguards at the funeral of crime figure “Dodgy” Dave Courtney’s stepson’s funeral held in Southeast London.
2012 – A neo-nazi group named Combat 18 together with band Blood and Honour hire the club’s Abercynon clubhouse for an event. Known racist Christopher Philips is an attendee. Video taken at the event showing the Valley Commandos patch in the background would later surface in March 2013 and media began to ask questions about the club’s involvement. The club denied any knowledge as to the true nature of the event and distanced themselves from the racist movement. Christopher Philips was jailed for 12 months having previously pleaded guilty to stirring up racial hatred in three YouTube videos. The videos showed him carrying out the mock execution of a life-sized golliwog doll.
2016 – 25 March, 2016. Valley Commandos Pontypool chapter President Michael Matthews, known as “Miffa” dies. His funeral procession in April makes headlines due to the large number of attendees, which was believed to have included hundreds of bikers from multiple countries.
A YouTube clip covering the funeral:
A YouTube clip of the club leaving a pub:
A YouTube ride-by clip of the Valley Commandos:
Valley Commandos MC Books / Movies / TV
There are no books that we are aware of that are specifically written about the Valley C0mmandos Motorcycle Club, however they do have a brief mention in the following books:
Soul Crew by David Jones and Tony Rivers. Covering the Cardiff City Soul Crew firm, the football hooligan group where many of the Valley Commandos MC members came from. View this book on Amazon (link opens in a new window).
The One Percenter Encyclopedia by Bill Hayes. View this book on Amazon (link opens in a new window).
Valley Commandos Motorcycle Club Enemies and Allies
The Valley Commandos Motorcycle Club enemies:
- To be confirmed.
The Valley Commandos Motorcycle Club allies:
- Formerly a support club of the Outlaws MC
- List of One Percenters Motorcycle Clubs
- Outlaw Motorcycle Club Books
- Outlaw Motorcycle Club Court Records
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