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Barry Davies – Colourful Cyclocross Star of the 70’s and 80’s


These last few winters we’ve tracked down some of those colourful British cyclo-cross stars of the 70’s and 80’s – Keith Mernickle, Eric Stone and Chris Wreghitt have all told their stories to VeloVeritas.

But perhaps the most colourful of them all was the man with the ‘George Best Look’ and the lightest of bikes – Barry Davies.

Barry recently gave of his time to remind us about a time when it all seemed like so much more of an adventure – and more fun…

Barry Davies
Barry Davies.

You were a runner, originally Barry – how did you get into cyclo-cross?

“It’s true that when I started cyclo-cross I was known as a runner – but I had a background of cycling too. I was good at cro