Gerald Dyer was born in England in 1929 and came to New Zealand in January 1950. Joining the Southland Motorcycle Club in 1952, he has remained a member of the club ever since and was made a life member in 1981. He served as a committee member, treasurer and had two spells as secretary.

After returning from a visit to the UK, which included a trip to the Isle of Man TT, Gerald obtained his first competition licence in 1964 and proceeded to take part in most aspects of racing in Southland

Gerald became a Steward in 1967 and has been a Grade 4 Steward and Clerk of the Course, as well as a District Steward for a number of years. He finally hung up his officials’ vest in 2018, after 51 years of service to the sport.