My boy who was 4 at the time got his photo taken with Ian Stannard before the 2018 Cockermouth to Whinnlatter team time trail. Great photo of the little boy on his bike with Stannard.
It was great to see Stannard win the stage 2 days later, the photo op came about when the rider just stopped as he was passing and asked the lad about his bike. Class moment.
That stage was a couple of years back. Had a fair bit of publicity locally but seeing as we are a relatively small town perhaps that wasn't the same throughout the rest of the country. Was hoping to get to a stage this year but a little too far away for me sadly.