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Mike Hyde – Mr Twisting Throttle & TT2000 passes away

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    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Mike Hyde, author of the excellent Twisting Throttle range of motorcycle books and route organiser of the TT2000 rally has passed away.

    An obituary for Mike has been published:

    HYDE, Michael Kenneth (Mike):
    On August 3, 2015, following a short illness, aged 58 years. Dearly loved by his wife Sandra and adored by his children Robert and Sophie. Mike leaves a huge gap in our lives but we treasure wonderful memories of his wit, humour and the exciting adventures we shared. We extend our sincere thanks to all those involved in Mike’s care.
    There were many of you and you all showed the utmost in skill, kindness and support for which we will always be grateful.
    Special mention to the following: Omarama Volunteer Fire Brigade; Otago Rescue Helicopter; St John Ambulance; Dunedin Public Hospital; Burwood Hospital BIRS Unit; Christchurch Public Hospital; and Ngaio Marsh Retirement Village – End of Life Care.

    Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Mike Hyde, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545.
    In lieu of flowers, donations to “Aphasia NZ Charitable Trust” would be much appreciated and may be made at the service.

    Mike’s funeral service will be held in the Lamb & Hayward Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Friday, August 7, at 2.00pm, followed by a private cremation.

    From: http://deaths.press.co.nz/obituaries/the-press-nz/obituary.aspx?n=michael-hyde&pid=175425080&fhid=12638

    Rob Searle
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    That is really sad. We will be paying tribute to Mike when when use his book for parts of our trip to the South Island next year. Just goes to prove that you have to “twist that throttle” whenever you can, do not put it off.Life can be too short.

    Ken Wilson
    • Rank: 50cc Rider


    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    FYI @mark-wareham

    • Bike: 2010 R1200GSA, 2018 1090R
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    He was a great guy. Traded a few emails with him sharing my views and advice when he was dealing with police around the TT2000.

    He really loved riding and getting other riders into exploring the countryside and world… Sucks that it’s always the good ones that are taken too soon 🙁

    Removed User
    • Rank: 50cc Rider


    Yes. I found out yesterday from this and placed appropriate comment.

    Michael Moran
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Very sad enjoyed his books very much sounded a great and funny guy

    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    Respect – condolences to Mike’s family and friends

    Tony Searles
    • Bike: suzuki dr650 k4 and xj900 yamaha 1987 and aprilia pegaso trail 2007
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    RIP Mike

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