Bikers pay tribute to ‘Doc John’

Published: 08 July 2015

Bikers have turned out in their hundreds to help escort home the funeral cortege of Doctor John Hinds, the Irish road race medic who tragically lost his life in a crash during qualifying for the Skerries 100 on Friday.

Escorting the cortege home north from Dublin, the procession was led by his colleague Doctor Fred McSorley. They also detoured from the route to lap the Tandragee 100 course, where John’s partner Janet joined Doctor McSorley.

Speaking in a statement, John’s family spoke of the incredible legacy that the thirty-five year old consultant anaesthetist will leave behind.

“The widespread support and acknowledgement of John’s work, both nationally and internationally, has been incredibly heart-warming and a great source of comfort to us all at this terribly sad time.

“We are only now beginning to understand just how many lives John touched during his 35 action-packed years.”

Dr John Hind’s funeral will take place on Thursday with a Requiem Mass at St Patrick’s Church in Portaferry at 2pm followed by burial in the adjoining graveyard.  

His family have also requested that people sign the petition set up in his memory, which has already attracted over 35,000 signatures, to help ensure that Northern Ireland finally receives an air ambulance. You can sign the petition by clicking here.