Darren Groves is a screen printer by trade and has been printing scooter t-shirts and patches since the late 90s, when he started doing it as a sideline with Johnnie Bolland, a fellow printer.  It was so successful they set up on their own, founding Crusader Promotions over 10 years ago.

Crusader was named after their scooter club, the Stockport Crusaders, and they printed t-shirts and patches for national scooter rallies as well as many clubs and events across the UK and beyond.  John’s wife Jude helped them with the business too, working behind the scenes.

Sadly Johnnie died in 2016, but since then Darren has carried on the business and Jude is still involved on the admin side of things.

As a scooter-riding, rally-going scooterist, Darren is also one of the scene’s leading DJs and you’ll find him on the decks at most VFM rallies as well as other smaller functions.