The Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club is a non-profit making fraternal organisation consisting of active and retired law enforcement men and women who enjoy riding motorcycles. It was formed in the spring of 1974 in the USA and currently has over 600 chapters with almost 20,000 members in 25 countries.
To qualify for membership you must:
Be an active full or part time law enforcement officer with powers of arrest (includes Police Officers – civil & military, Customs & Excise, Prison Officers, etc).
• Be employed by a governmental agency and receive monetary compensation, or be retired, or be a disabled former law enforcement officer.
• Possess a valid license to operate a motorcycle.
• Own a motorcycle, or plan to purchase one within six months of joining.
The membership of Wales 1 is based primarily within south east Wales and Gloucestershire although membership is not limited to those areas.
We are a family oriented motorcycle club with ride outs and events open to members, families and friends. As well as our own ride outs, we also attend Blue Knights rallies throughout the UK and Europe, local motorcycle shows and raise funds towards our chosen charity for the year. As Blue Knights we don’t operate any kind of prospecting or probationary period for new members – if you are eligible to join and want to join that’s all you need. We appreciate that work and family commitments put a limit on a member’s free time so participation in club events is never mandatory – just come along when you can and join in as much as you can. If you are not sure if you want to join then why not join in as a ‘guest’ while you think things over. If you are interested in knowing more about the Blue Knights® International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club or the Wales 1 Chapter please contact the Chapter President or Secretary using the contact details on the following pages.
All members must be properly licensed to drive a motorcycle by the State or Province in which he resides and must own a motorcycle, excepting however, that persons who otherwise qualify as members, but do not own motorcycles, may become members if they have plans to own a motorcycle and do in fact acquire ownership rights in a motorcycle within six (6) months of their acceptance as a member.
All regular members must be persons who are:
• Full time (32 hours per week minimum) employees of a governmental law enforcement agency or department.
• Such employment must be the primary source of employment of all Regular members. All Regular members must have arrest authority.
• Persons receiving disability income or job reclassification due to injuries received while engaged in law enforcement employment or who are receiving retirement income for full-time employment as herein defined, by a governmental law enforcement agency or department are eligible for Regular membership although they are not presently employed by such a law enforcement agency or department.
All Associate members must be persons who are:
• employed on a part time basis (less than 32 hours per week, minimum 96 hours per year) by a governmental law enforcement agency or department and receiving monetary compensation for such employment.
• All Associate members must have arrest authority.