Some ‘outlaw’ motorcycle clubs can be distinguished by a “1%” patch worn on the colours. This is said to refer to a comment by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) that 99% of motorcyclists were law-abiding citizens, implying the last one percent were outlaws.
Crusaders MC are a South African club who say that their ethos is brotherhood and discipline. They are a tight knit community and can be insular. The president of the club claims that there are over 1200 members within the club and their numbers are growing.
Motorbike clubs are notoriously impenetrable to outsiders. Especially the outlaw ones, known as the one-percenters. Those who earn the patch and wear the cut have their reasons for joining. There’s a sense of belonging and pride. The thrill of the open road. The danger and the seduction of the machines. Rituals and rebellion.
Riding formation and discipline is enforced by the Road captain via Marshals on a run….