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Bert Yates

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June 1902. Bert Yates with a Humber.
June 1903. Bert Yates with a Humber.

Egbert Yates (1869-1923)

Born on the 29th January 1869 at Clee Hills, Shropshire

Age 14 he started cycling

1890s Joined Humber

Married Ruth Francis and had three children

Became a motorcycle rider for Humber

1906 Emigrated to Canada

1909 Returned to UK and Humber

Very many motorcycle race victories

1923 Died age 54

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