For those from the world of motorcycling and motorcycle racing in Ireland no introduction is needed to “Doc John” and his colleague Dr Fred McSorley as the “flying doctors” of Irish road racing and the Medical Team of the Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre).
Since his tragic death many many fitting and emotional tributes have been made to “Doc John” with his funeral cortege escorted by hundreds of bikers via the Tandragee 100 Road Racing Circuit to the family home at Portaferry, where the funeral will take place from today.
Better people than ourselves have, as we said, written tributes to the life and the work of “Doc John”, so we have no long tribute to give but we can point you to tribute pages set up in the memory of “Doc John”.
To pages that are seeking to continue a legacy to the believe that “Doc John” to deliver a HEMS – Helicopter Emergency Medical Service – (Air Ambulance) for Northern Ireland and a petition to the Northern Ireland Ministry of Health The Northern Ireland Assembly pushing ahead with Dr John Hinds campaign to get an Air Ambulance off the ground for Northern Ireland.
In these dark moments for motorcycle racing please view the video below, which is a presentation by the man himself about the life saving work that he and his colleagues undertake at road races.
Definitely with a sense of “humour” the video is as “entertaining” as it is serious, showing what is required to undertake this dedicated and necessary life saving work, all making his loss for his family, friends, close circle and motorcycle racing the greatest tragedy!
For us at Right To Ride with the issues we look at for road going motorcycle safety, this video in our opinion is a must for the road going rider to watch, to take in how this transfers to riding on the road, appreciate and to reflect on the whole riding environment that you place yourself in.
Simply thanks “Doc John” for your dedication and life!
Information & Links
A documentary on the work of Dr John Hinds – John Hinds and the Air Ambulance
In memory of Doctor John Hinds – On Facebook
#HEMS4NI – Helicopter Emergency Medical Service for Northern Ireland – On Facebook
Petition for Air Ambulance N.I. – Click Here
MCI Medical Team – On Facebook