News 19 Jul 2013

Vale Darryl Hiddle

Motorcycling Australia has confirmed the passing of Darryl Hiddle, president of the Oceania Motorcycle Union, and former president of Motorcycling Australia and manager/president of Motorcycling Victoria.

Motorcycling Australia has confirmed the passing of Darryl Hiddle, president of the Oceania Motorcycle Union, and former president of Motorcycling Australia and manager/president of Motorcycling Victoria.

Darryl passed away peacefully yesterday evening alongside his family and close friends.

Darryl’s contribution to motorcycle sport began in 1966 and his dedication and service has been shown through the various positions he has held within the sport.

Hiddle’s roles included president of the Oceania Motorcycle Union from 2000, MA president 1992 to 2000, president of MV 1984 to 1985, 1991 to 1992 and 2000 to 2013, MA councillor 1977 to 1992, secretary/manager MV 1973 to 1977, life member of Newport/Braybrook Motorcycle Club, Joined Newport MCC in 1966 (secretary for 16 years).

“This is indeed a sad day for motorcycle sport in Australia,” MA CEO David White said. “Having known Darryl through his dedicated involvement in the management of the sport and as a friend for over 30 years his loss is enormous.

“He was always able to offer wise advice in his quirky humorous style. He will be missed both in Australia and internationally.”

Motorcycling Australia would like to express its deepest sympathies to his family. Funeral arrangements will be advised as soon as they become available.

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