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From Trials Guru website:

 

Dave Gatenby, former Teeside Tigers speedway star and trials rider died suddenly as a result of a heart attack on Wednesday 1st June, 2016.

He started his riding career in speedway before opening a motorcycle business as Dave Gatenby Motorcycles selling machines and accessories based at Yarm Road, Darlington, supporting many local competitors.

 

 

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Sad news. I remember him riding for Sunderland (1972?) and for Halifax occasionally.

 

RIP

Edited by steve roberts

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I am very shocked by this.

 

I watched Dave at Sunderland. I saw him develop in to a very fine Rider both for Sunderland and for Halifax.

 

He suffered a broken leg and was not the same Rider afterwards.

 

He was a nice friendly person who will be missed.

 

Thanks for the memories Dave.

 

My sincere condolences to his Family and friends.

 

May he Rest in Peace.

Edited by The White Knight
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Sad news. Rememeber seeing Dave for Halifax in 74-75.

Edited by frigbo

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Shocked and saddened by the news. Dave started as a raw novice for the Sunderland Stars in 1971 and quickly progressed to became a heat leader by 1973. A likeable and pleasant lad, a true "Star" for Sunderland Speedway. Fondly remembered by all Sunderland speedway supporters, and thanks for the memories.

 

Rest In Peace Dave.

 

Bob and Molly Ferry

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Very sorry to hear this- do any forumlanders know old was Dave at the time of his sad passing?

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Very sorry to hear this- do any forumlanders know old was Dave at the time of his sad passing?

Would have been 66 next Saturday. Edited by frigbo

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