OLYMPIC fever is still strong as a retired couple embark on a 3,000-mile journey visiting every gold postbox in the UK.
Chris and Christine Power, from Titchfield, will travel to all 54 gold postboxes on a 21-day marathon of their own.
Chris, 69, said: ‘We were inspired by the fantastic efforts of all our athletes in the Olympics and Paralympics – they did the country proud. We wanted to do something to mark their achievements for posterity.’
A picture of the couple at every post box will be bound up with all the envelopes and a journey log to be passed on to their grandchildren as a reminder of the greatest Olympics ever held.
Chris and Christine, 64, are racing against the clock to visit every gold postbox before Royal Mail starts painting them red again in the New Year.
Chris said ‘We look after our grandchildren a few days a week so planning the trip was a logistical nightmare.
‘We have to keep returning home and then setting off again for the next postbox on the list.’
They set off last week from Hamble where the postbox has been painted gold in tribute to local cyclist Dani King, who won gold in the Team Pursuit.
They have visited Alton and Dorset and Henley-on-Thames.
Richmond Motor Group has loaned the couple a car for journey, which includes two flights – to the Isle of Man and Sark in the Channel Islands.