History

of the

National Chopper Club

Following on from the cinema success of the film 'Easy Rider', custom bike design in the UK took on a new direction, the building of Choppers, this helped lead to the establishment of a motorcycle club devoted purely to riders of custom machinery.

History

of the National Chopper Club

Following on from the cinema success of the film 'Easy Rider', custom bike design in the UK took on a new direction, the building of Choppers, this helped lead to the establishment of a motorcycle club devoted purely to riders of custom machinery.
In 1973 the National Chopper Club was conceived and formed by Bill Gill, Pete Gaertner and Syd Wellings with the aims of:
  • Generating a better understanding between Chopper enthusiasts, other road users and the general public.
  • Improving standards in the safety and construction of Choppers.
  • Bringing all Chopper riders closer together.
To partially lift a quote from an early Club poster, "The National Chopper Club exists to promote, protect and enjoy Custom biking in the UK". Aside from the Club's subsequent expansion into Europe and Scandinavia this is an ideal that remains close to it's heart.

Our Presidents

None of the Club's 45+ years of history would have been possible without the 100% commitment of the Presidents, the support of their families and the total dedication of their respective committee's, reps and members. Without all of them, none of this would have happened.

Houdi

In November 2011 Houdi suceeded Chris and took up the reigns leading the club into the future.
What's to come?
Wait and see!

Chris

After a long period working tirelessly for the Club behind the scenes, both on the national committee and before that with the production team of 'On The Highway' - the Chopper Club's in-house magazine - Chris was able to bring his organisational and management skills to the fore when he became Matt's Vice President. show more >

Mat

Mat, started his term by continuing the work of previous Presidents in establishing close links with other countries keen to become part of our future expansion. show more >

Hank

In late 1989, following the devolution of Chopper Club Ireland from the NCC, it was perhaps fitting that Boots should hand over the Presidency to Hank at the Club's first event on our own land - a place that has become our spiritual home. show more >

Boots

By August of '79, Dino's circumstances had changed and he stepped down as President, handing over the job to a shy retiring chap named Boots. show more >

Dino

Following Bill must have been a very difficult task for Dino. But, during the fifteen months that he held the Presidency, Dino set the Club on a path which is still current today. show more >

Bill

From 1973 to 1978, our first President and now Honorary Life Member, Bill Gill, laid the foundations on which our Club stands today. He organised our structure, pioneered the idea of regular Bank-Holiday Club runs and introduced our backpatch. show more >

In memoriam

Stax

NCC Sussex

Stars

NCC Suffolk

Joey

CCW

Little Kev

NCC Bucks

Radar

NCC Ribble Valley

Buzz

NCC Essex

Dave Lynch

NCC Honorary

Chris Bulman

NCC Cumbria

Terry

NCC Jorvik

Duncan

NCC Ribble Valley

Flusher

NCC Leics

Paul

CCS

Donut

NCC Bucks

Pirre

CCB

Zwarte Jan

CCN

Mike

NCC Cumbria

Colin

CCW

Barry

NCC Wiltshire

Kiwi

NCC East Lancs

Mick Fuller

NCC Berkshire

Brian

CCW

Stevie Hewitson

NCC Sussex

Big Lwi

CCW Honorary

Jock

NCC Glos

Colgate

NCC Bucks

Andy Jackson

NCC Suffolk

Brian

NCC Wiltshire

Kev

NCC Hampshire

Den

NCC Devon

Inch

NCC Newcastle

Steve Jones

CCW

Chris Rodd

NCC Committee

Geoff

NCC Devon

Glenn

NCC Pennines

Jimmy the Monster

NCC Jorvik

Wayne

NCC Manchester

Ian Kilner

NCC Northants

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