Geoff Duke RIP
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Geoff Duke RIP
Geoff Duke has died today aged 92.
What a great amdassador for our sport
RIP
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02-05-2015, 09:28 AM
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Sad day. An overused word is applicable here. Legend.

RIP.


"There is nothing so momentary as a sporting achievement, and nothing so lasting as the memory of it."
02-05-2015, 09:36 AM
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RIP Mr. Duke.
We had the pleasure of meeting him at the TT launch meeting a few years ago, a really nice gentleman.


Just spent the past half hour or so trying to verify this story, but there isn't a mention of it on any website, just social media postings.
02-05-2015, 09:37 AM
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I'll never forget the time he once took to tell me a story, thank you Geoff, RIP
02-05-2015, 09:46 AM
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(02-05-2015, 09:37 AM)captainsparkledotcom Wrote: RIP Mr. Duke.
We had the pleasure of meeting him at the TT launch meeting a few years ago, a really nice gentleman.


Just spent the past half hour or so trying to verify this story, but there isn't a mention of it on any website, just social media postings.

I heard from a friend on the Island, but it has been reported on Bike Sport News and MCN.
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02-05-2015, 09:48 AM
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(02-05-2015, 09:48 AM)c iom tt Wrote:
(02-05-2015, 09:37 AM)captainsparkledotcom Wrote: RIP Mr. Duke.
We had the pleasure of meeting him at the TT launch meeting a few years ago, a really nice gentleman.


Just spent the past half hour or so trying to verify this story, but there isn't a mention of it on any website, just social media postings.

I heard from a friend on the Island, but it has been reported on Bike Sport News and MCN.

Keith Huewan just mentioned on BT Sports.... sad news indeed.
02-05-2015, 09:58 AM
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A long life very well lived.

Without disrespecting Bob Mac's achievement I always believed that Geoff Duke was the first to do the 100mph lap.  Such was the nature of the British motor-cycling establishment in the mid-50s they simply refused to believe it had been done and down-graded his lap to 99.97mph.
02-05-2015, 10:33 AM
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Racing legend Geoff Duke OBE passes away aged 92

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Six-time World Champion and six-time TT winner Geoff Duke OBE (born 29 March 1923) sadly passed away at the age of 92 on Friday.

Known affectionately by fans as The Duke, Englishman Geoff Duke OBE was a six-time World title winner and the first rider whose image was used to promote the World Championship internationally, after he sprang to prominence in the early 1950s.

Duke retired from the World Championship at the end of the 1959 season at the age of 36, with an enviable record of six World titles and 33 Grand Prix victories. Duke is also credited as the first motorcycle racer to wear one-piece leathers & was awarded an OBE in 1953.

Geoff Duke OBE will be forever remembered for his outstanding contribution to the world of motorcycle racing.
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02-05-2015, 11:15 AM
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It was like Royalty arriving in Australia when Geoff Duke came here to race in 1955. He certainly made an impact on the sport and was highly respected here in Oz. My father's idol. RIP Geoff Duke.
02-05-2015, 12:34 PM
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It's hard for younger folk to know what an International star Geoff was in the fifties. He was an absolute superstar.
He will never be forgotten.
My sympathy to his family.
02-05-2015, 04:11 PM
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A great racer and a great man.
Mi sympathy to Peter and his family.

My little tribute to Geoff Duke:

http://flic.kr/p/s2WZDL
03-05-2015, 01:11 PM
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(03-05-2015, 01:11 PM)luca Wrote: A great racer and a great man.
Mi sympathy to Peter and his family.

My little tribute to Geoff Duke:

http://flic.kr/p/s2WZDL
statue


I s'pose this is really a suggestion to the IOM Goverment / TT organizing committee.

I believe that Geoff Dukes memory should be remembered in a appropriate manner. Can I suggest that the "authorities" with some haste, consider something in the manner of a Bronze statue be commisioned of Geoff that perhaps has a perminent position in the TT grandstand area. I dont know if it is possible to get such a thing designed and cast before the TT, but I would certainly think that it is possible to have it finished by the Classic / Manx. I also feel that this is something that the Isle of Man goverment should pay for. Geoff over the years through his racing and othere activities bought a lot of people over to the IOM TT and the authorities should appreciate and recognize this.

Perhaps somebody from the "authorities" could reply to this post and say that they have seen it and perhaps doing something about it.

Geoff Dukes memory should and must be remembered in a appropriate manner
03-05-2015, 03:06 PM
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(03-05-2015, 03:06 PM)V Twin Mechanic Wrote:
(03-05-2015, 01:11 PM)luca Wrote: A great racer and a great man.
Mi sympathy to Peter and his family.

My little tribute to Geoff Duke:

http://flic.kr/p/s2WZDL
statue


I s'pose this is really a suggestion to the IOM Goverment / TT organizing committee.

I believe that Geoff Dukes memory should be remembered in a appropriate manner. Can I suggest that the "authorities" with some haste, consider something in the manner of a Bronze statue be commisioned of Geoff that perhaps has a perminent position in the TT grandstand area. I dont know if it is possible to get such a thing designed and cast before the TT, but I would certainly think that it is possible to have it finished by the Classic / Manx. I also feel that this is something that the Isle of Man goverment should pay for. Geoff over the years through his racing and othere activities bought a lot of people over to the IOM TT and the authorities should appreciate and recognize this.

Perhaps somebody from the "authorities" could reply to this post and say that they have seen it and perhaps doing something about it.

Geoff Dukes memory should and must be remembered in a appropriate manner

Couldn't have put it better myself.
03-05-2015, 04:25 PM
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if this was 1 of the old f1 stars it would have been all over the news ive only seen any mention of this on forums and isle of man related websites
i have geoff dukes dvd and its very good educational dvd for someone like me whos not old enough to have been around in his day
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03-05-2015, 06:16 PM
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Geoff was mentioned more than once during the MotoGP from Jerez today.
Well done to BT for that.
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03-05-2015, 07:27 PM
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(03-05-2015, 07:27 PM)c iom tt Wrote: Geoff was mentioned more than once during the MotoGP from Jerez today.
Well done to BT for that.
yeah another bike related program
 sadly i looked into paying for bt sport then decided against it when i saw the price
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03-05-2015, 11:12 PM
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Duke Video have produced a small homage to Geoff on there You Tube channel.
I love the quote 'He was as smooth as water running out of a tap'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBZTuQ3ZOfQ
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04-05-2015, 09:31 AM
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Geoff Duke mastered the TT and the GP scene and a great deal of his success was achieved on British machinery. The best motorcycle racer of his era he was treated badly by the motorcycle race establishment after supporting a riders strike at the 1955 Dutch TT. A man of principal, a sporting hero, a motorcycle racing legend. Not a bad epitaph is it?
04-05-2015, 09:35 AM
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(04-05-2015, 09:31 AM)c iom tt Wrote: Duke Video have produced a small homage to Geoff on there You Tube channel.
I love the quote 'He was as smooth as water running out of a tap'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBZTuQ3ZOfQ

That sounds like stanley woods with the quote about the water.
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