I think I am the only current rider who remembers Barry, but there may be former riders who visit our website.
Sadly, Barry died as the result of a brain tumour on 16th July. He was a kind, gentle man and a gentleman. I was sad when he gave up club riding many years ago, for he was always good company. My memories of time spent together awheel are all happy ones.
In 1981 Barry had his arm twisted to ride a trike in the National 24-hour Time Trial, accompanying two other W Surrey CTC members, Stuart Jackson and Edwin Hargraves, who were keen on breaking records on trikes and tandem trike. Riding for Farnham Road Club they won the team prize with a National Competition Record of 1230 miles (Stuart setting a club record of 456.6 miles). (See http://www.farnhamroadclub.co.uk/records/Club_Records_2017_11.pdf, where the name Mantle is also to be found.)
There is to be a private service for family and close friends at 3 p.m. on Wednesday 8th August at Guildford Crematorium.
On Friday 10th August at 11.00 a.m. there is to be a Memorial and Thanksgiving Service at St Mary’s Church, Bramshott (near Liphook), GU30 7SQ, for all Barry’s many friends. The vicar is arranging for Barry’s bike to be at the church ‘as he lived on it’.