By Bill Snelling

In an action-packed profession that spanned over 20 years, Manxman J Graham Oates carved a distinct for himself on the earth of motorcycling.
Amongst his many and sundry exploits were:
WW1 despatch rider - 1914 1916
Motorcycle producer - The Aurora - 1919
ACU Six Days trial competitor = 1920-1922
TT rider - extremely light-weight TT - 1924
Trans Canada pioneer - First coast-to-coast journey in Canada - 1928
Inaugural global outboard motorboat checklist holder - 1930
First individual to arrive the Hudson Bay on a rubber tyred car - 1932
Multiple foreign Six Days Trial medallist - 1933-1939
One of the founders of despatch rider education in WWII - 1939

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