The Blue Knights of England 3
Having been formed in the USA in 1974, the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club eventually found its way over “the pond” and came to the United Kingdom in 1991. That year saw the formation of the England 1 chapter by Andy Green, who was largely responsible for bringing the Blue Knights to the UK. They held their 1st rally that same year at Edale, in the Peak District.
That first rally was fully booked and was an instant success. During the rally it was decided that the membership strength was sufficient to expand the Blue Knights organisation and form two new chapters. England 2 and England 3 were effectively born that very weekend but officially formed the following year. The original “regular” members present at Edale, and who formed England 3 included: -
Andy Wills Cleveland Police President
Chris Sadler Cleveland Police Vice President
Andy Redhead Northumbria Police
Colin Birkett Northumbria Police
Andy Wills became a “member at large”, and subsequently joined England XII; Colin Birkett left to join Belgium. Other members have moved on with family commitments or relocation etc.
England 3 is now in its 30th year and caters for membership in the northeast of England.
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We cover the force areas of Cleveland, Durham, and Northumbria, as well as British Transport Police, staff from HM Prisons, and the Revenue & Customs Service.
We are not a “boys only” bike club and are justly proud of our contingent of female riders who do more than their share of visits to rallies at home and abroad. Neither are we a club that stick to one type of motorcycle. We have Harley-Davidson, Yamaha’s R1, Thundercat and XJR 1300, a gaggle of Triumph Speed Triples, BMW, a Honda ST1100 etc etc, and a membership that care about riding together (in safety) and having fun. We have been to events in every European country and even to the USA and Canada and have maintained the tradition of being last away from the bar at every event we attend. This latter boast appears to be getting more difficult as we get older for some reason, but it is good to share a drink with a newfound friend, is it not?
As we start our third decade, we aim to have as much fun as we had in our first. We will continue to meet new friends from home and abroad and give a warm welcome to new members.
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