Words can't do it it justice, but I wanted to let you know that Nick is no longer with us. He took his own life sometime in the last day or two. I think a few people knew he'd had a troubled time recently, but not many would have realised things were quite so bad. Nick had just come down from an epic unsupported end to end on his singlespeed. You can read about it here on his blog.
When it comes down to it, who knows what's deep inside a person's soul? If you knew Nick in person, spare a thought for the happier times. I'm chuckling at him losing a pedal jumping out of the bomb-hole at Delamere, just him on the front of the tandem. He landed that one. Poor Nick.