For anyone unaware, a post box has been given a make-over from its usual red in the home town of Great British Olympic gold medallists.
The weather wasn’t that great yesterday, but I risked it for a short drive to Disley to get the shot on the left of the post box outside the White Lion pub to celebrate Sarah Storey’s paracycling gold medal in the track pursuit. Great Britain’s first gold medal in fact. You could still smell the fresh paint.
Sarah’s story is quite inspirational, as are most of the paralympians. She first competed in Barcelona as a fourteen year old in 1992, but as a swimmer, coming away with six medals including two gold.
She switched to cycling in 2005 and now has a combined total of 18 Paralympic medals and she doesn’t plan to hang up her handlebars just yet with her eyes set on Rio.
Born without the use of her left hand, Sarah also competes against able-bodied athletes and won the 3km national track pursuit championship in 2008, just eight days after winning paralympic gold in Beijing.
Her only experience of failure was in January this year when she appeared on Celebrity Mastermind with Sex & the City as her specialist subject. She came last.
Unsurprisingly, she is also a regular on the circuit of motivational speakers.
But the unanswered question this has raised for me is; when did we start calling pillar boxes post boxes?