|Death: ||May 3, 1930|
World Record motorcycle racer and pilot. His grave is enscribed "To the proud and beautiful memory of Air Pilot Bernard Laurence Hieatt the beloved eldest son of RL & L Hieatt, who was suddenly called away in the hour of his victory on May 3rd 1930, after creating two world records in the two hundred miles motorcycle and sidecar race at Brooklands, aged 21 years". He was leading the race at the oval and banked circuit at Brooklands, Surrey, on his Rex Acme sidecar outfit when he ran into a fence coming off the Byfleet banking after complaining at his last pit-stop of very poor visibility caused by heavy rain. He took several world records and won races, achieving a coveted BMCRC 'Gold Star' in 1929 for lapping the track at over 100mph.
Reading Old Cemetery
Created by: Paul Narramore
Record added: Feb 09, 2007
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