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Simon Sharp dies

It is with regret that Trials Guru intimates that Simon Sharp has died on Monday 4th July, 2016 aged 53 years.

Team Sharpe (Large)
‘Team Sharp’ – son, Sam with Simon at the 2016 Pre’65 Scottish Trial in April – Photo courtesy: John Hulme, Classic Trial Magazine UK

A founder of Hope Technology Ltd at Barnoldswick, he was a keen trials rider and mountain bike rider.

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Simon Sharp in the 2016 Scottish Six Days on Cnoc-a-Linnhe – Photo courtesy: Iain Lawrie, Kinlochleven

Simon had considerable input to all Hope Technology’s products over a thirty year period.

Friend and work-colleague Owen Hardisty spoke to Trials Guru and said: “I can say he was a life long friend who was admired by me and many, more than he ever knew. I have great memories of Simon and will miss him terribly”.

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Simon Sharp (300 Vertigo) on Lower Mamore, 2016 Scottish Six Days – Photo: Iain Lawrie, Kinlochleven

He is survived by his widow, Alison and three children, Sam, Katherine and Heather. Trials Guru send sincere condolences to the Sharp family.

: : : Simon Sharp’s funeral will be on Friday 15th July, 2016 at Barnoldswick Holy Trinity Church at 12.00 noon

: : : Simon’s son Sam would like to thank everyone for their kind messages and supportive comments which the Sharp family have found comforting at this saddest of times.

Simon Sharp 1962 - 2016 - Hope Technology Ltd
Simon Sharp 1962 – 2016 – Photo courtesy of Hope Technology Limited, Barnoldswick, England.

Photos by kind permission:

: John Hulme, Classic Trial Magazine UK

: Iain Lawrie, Kinlochleven, Scotland

: Hope Technology Limited, Barnoldswick, Lancashire, England