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Bikers take to the road in tribute to motorcycle doctor John Hinds

Mourners gathered in Co Louth this afternoon to accompany Dr John Hinds on his journey back to Northern Ireland.

BIKERS FROM ACROSS Ireland have taken to the road in tribute to ‘flying doctor’ John Hinds who died on Saturday.

Mourners gathered in Castlebellingham in Co Louth earlier today to pay their respects.

A cavalcade of motorcycles formed and accompanied the hearse carrying his body back into Northern Ireland.

Hinds was killed after a fatal crash at the weekend during a practice session for the Skerries 100.

He was a well known figure for those in the motorcycle world in both the UK and Ireland.

He had also worked as a consultant at Craigavon Hospital in Co Armagh.

In a statement yesterday, the MCI Medical Team issued an open letter on their Facebook page from one of their team doctors who knew Dr Hinds.

In it he said, “John exemplified so many things. He was bright, funny, humble, immensely capable as a clinician and as a teacher. He was calm, steady and precise both as a rider and a doctor.”

John told us early on ‘lets be the best at this’ and thanks to him we were. John normalised excellence, there was no other way.

Read: Motorbike doctor dies after fatal crash at practice session

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