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Dave Gatenby dies suddenly

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Dave Gatenby on an Armstrong trials machine – Photo courtesy: Robert Pickersgill

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

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Teeside Tigers rider – Dave Gatenby. Photo courtesy of Robert Pickersgill

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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Dave Gatenby far right, Eric Boocock seated on machine – Photo courtesy Robert Pickersgill

Famous for his very dry wit and sometimes orange hair, he will be sadly missed by all his friends. Our condolences go to his son Michael, daughter Joanne and their children.

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