Josh Bates (born 1 February 1996) is a British speedway rider.
|Born||1 February 1996|
|Current club information|
|British league||Leicester Lions|
|2012–2014||Mildenhall Fen Tigers|
|2014, 2017, 2019–||Leicester Lions|
|Speedway Grand Prix statistics|
|2014, 2016||British Under-21 Champion|
|2015||British Under-19 Champion|
|2012||National League KO Cup|
|2012||National League Trophy|
Born in Barnsley, Bates had never been on any type of motorbike until the beginning of 2010, when he got his first 125cc speedway bike. After a few months of practicing on this he was ready for a 250cc, which he got in June 2010. After a few more months of practice he entered the 2011 250cc British Championship, where he finished 4th overall. As well as competing in the British championship he rode in the amateur summer championship at Scunthorpe which he won and he also competed in the 250cc world championship in Sweden. In January 2012 he started riding a 500cc for the first time, soon after he was offered a team place by the Fen Tigers.
In 2013 he was signed by Scunthorpe Scorpions to ride in the Premier League.
Joshua Bates may refer to:
Joshua Bates (educator) (1776–1854), American educator and clergyman
Joshua Bates (financier) (1788–1864), international financier
Joshua Hall Bates (1817–1908), lawyer, politician, and general in the Union Army
Joshua T. Bates, a fictional character from the series of books
Joshua Bates School, a school in Boston, Massachusetts
Josh Bates (speedway rider) (born 1996), British motorcycle speedway rider
Joshua Barton Bates (1824–1892), justice of the Supreme Court of MissouriLeicester Lions
Leicester Lions are a speedway team which originally operated from 1968 until 1983. The club returned to speedway for the 2011 Premier League season, moving up to the Elite League for the 2014 season. Before the 2019 season, the club owners took the decision to drop down to the SGB Championship.