Stepchildren Motorcycle Club, one of the first multi-racial clubs in the old South Africa, was born out of Honda Centre Mitchell’s Plain in 1982. It started with a group of friends who rode together when the manager there, Marco and a few other guys started the club.
The name Stepchildren was used and a patch which symbolized a warrior mask was designed by Marco. Since Marco has passed on, we’ve never been able to determine the original significance of the patch.
In 1983 the Buffalo Rally was banned biking in general slowed down and the Stepchildren Mcc disbanded. 10 years later in 1993 when the buff returned, Johnny, Graham, Randall and John2 dug their bikes out of its graves and started biking again. By 1995 Johnny, Graham and Randall revived the club, they approached several of the old members to join in, but by that time most of them were not into biking anymore. They proceeded to name the club New Stepchildren, because there were more new members than old members and at that time, everything was new, even South Africa. Since then, the club has been all about biking, family, and community service in no particular order.
Who are We?
We are a group of close friends and family sharing the same interests. We ride together, we include our families and we give back to the community. Members came and went as their personal circumstances changed. In 2002, we decided to change the name back to Stepchildren Mcc.
What are we about now?
Our morals and values haven’t changed. We now thrive on our long distance riding and over the boarder rallies because of our love of riding the distance.
Stepchildren Mcc started our Winter Fun Day in 96 as fundraises to support charities such as,
- Homestead (St Patrick’s House)
- The Wesbank community soup kitchen
- 7nd Laan Community soup kitchen
- Shlangana Centre for abused women and children
Read more about our charities in Rally History