He was a gentle giant and today scores of his biker friends took him on his final journey through Sussex. Barry Flood, known as 'Bear', died after he suffered a brain injury in a motorbike accident.
In true biker-style, his coffin was carried behind a Harley Davidson trike - much to the surprise of passers-by. Charlotte Wilkins speaks to friends Ian Dorian and Peter Saunders.
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