Club in guard of honour

Motorcyclists pay tribute to the late road racing doctor John Hinds on Tuesday.
Motorcyclists pay tribute to the late road racing doctor John Hinds on Tuesday.

Members of North Armagh Motorcyle and Car Club formed a guard of honour at the start line of the cortege’s lap of the Tandragee 100 circuit.

Its chairperson, Tandragee woman Sheila Sinton, said the start line was the spot where Dr Hinds based himself when he was on duty at races.

And paying tribute to him, she said, “He was always smiling, he always had time for people. He was just irreplaceable. He had such expertise and he was very confident. And he gave the people who worked with him confidence.”

Sheila, who helped set up The Injured Riders’ Welfare Fund after the death of her son Eddie in a race 15 years ago, said she had witnessed Dr Hinds helping riders many times. “He saved many lives, “she added. “He will be terribly missed.”