Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson has praised the Royal Mail for painting post boxes gold for paralympic medallists.
Speaking before the start of the Paralympic Torch Relay from Stoke Mandeville, Dame Tanni told Meridian that many athletes are more excited by the post boxes than the prospect of winning medals.
Through the night the Paralympic Torch has been carried in a relay, which started in Buckinghamshire yesterday.
Paralympic cyclists are hoping to emulate the success of their Olympic counterparts as they compete at Brands Hatch.
Athletes from across the South are making their final preparations ahead of the Paralympics.