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John Hinds.

John Hinds was an unsung hero who passed away today following an accident at the Skerries 100.

John was not a racer, he was a Dr. He was the medical motorcyclist who strapped his kit on a bike and set of to save someone who'd had an accident around whichever track he was working at. John was, according to those that he met him over the years, a brilliant man and always had time for people.

The number of professional motorcycle racers who owe him their continued lives is in the hundreds.

"We are all shocked and saddened by the loss of Dr John Hinds. He saved so many lives. Absolute hero. Our thoughts are with his family" The Ulster Grand Prix organisers said on twitter today.

Keith Amor said "So sorry to hear about the passing of Doc John Hinds Quite a lot of us road racers owe him so much, RIP my friend."



Joey Dunlop, legend.

A legend who left us all behind...

It wasn't the first time Joey Dunlop had left people behind... Countless racers had sat behind Joey in hundreds of races around the world and watched with awe as the wee fellah disappeared into the distance. Sadly, on this day fifteen years ago in the small city of Tallin, Estonia he pulled away and didn't return...

With 26 Isle of Man TT wins in many different classes, 5 Formula 1 World Motorcycle Championships and many other wins and podiums the world over Joey was world class. He was known across the world of motorcycling as a hero.

He is much missed.


It gets aboot eh...

 As it's Canada day today Here are some intersting facts about Canada.
  • The largest city in Canada is Toronto. Toronto is home to as many as 78 people. 
  • From 1994-1999 one fifth of the population was employed in the making of Due South.
  • Canada and Scotland have been at war since July 1867 over the use of the word Moose.
  • The most famous Canadian in the world is Paul Gross.
  • A child can carry a gun at three months old.
  • It is illegal in Canada not to know how to skin a wild bear.
  • A Mountie can go without food and water for three months thanks to fat stored in their hats.
  • The National Anthem Of Canada is The Lumberjack Song by Monty Python.
  • It has been at number one in the Canadian charts for the last forty five years.
  • Canadian money is accepted in every country in the world except Canada.
  •  The second most famous Canadian is Diefenbaker the dog, now known as Celine Dion.
  • All residents of Winnipeg must carry at least two fresh fish at all times.
  • A traditional greeting when you met a Canadian woman is "Nice Beaver Eh"

There now follows a short Advertisement on behalf of the Canadian Tourism Board.

Only four hundred Canadians are left in the wild.
They are forced to walk miles every day for food.
Stores in America leave food out for them but they often die during the journey.
If you act now we can save this wonderful animal.


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