While we were in Cumbria last week, Rachel and I found ourselves talking to Mick and his wife, who were with their son Phil. It was a chance conversation at the top of Kirkstone Pass (I'd cycled there the previous day - blog post to follow soon).
We said "hello" as we went passed, strolling around and before we knew it a conversation had struck up.
It was moving listening to Mick as he gave us a glimpse of his life - the ups and downs, the highs and the lows. He said he'd be easy to find on the internet and sure enough, he was right. It was a joy to meet him and his family - and who knows - we might meet once again at a future race.
Please take a look at their website for their story as I can't do it justice here.