On August 29th the world's bravest, fittest most determined disabled people will reach the pinnacle of their prowess at the start of the Paralympics in London.
203 miles away in Robin Hood’s Bay, a nervous, breathless but no-less-determined band of visually-impaired hikers will cross their own finish line.
That’s just a handful short of the mileage they will have walked there - right across the country in just 10 days despite losing some or all their sight to incurable eye disease Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP).
Some will rely on friends to describe to them some of the finest scenery to be enjoyed on any walk in the world. Others know they must enjoy those parts they can see while they are still able.
But with the help of fully-sighted friends - and the promise of a village pub at the end of each day - the group is determined not to let any obstacles stand in the way of ensuring future generations have no such concerns.