VIDEO: Sam stunned!
AN Aberdour man cycling across the USA thought he was dreaming ... when he spotted his parents by the roadside!
Ivan and Lesley Brenkel flew 4000 miles to surprise Sam (23) who was travelling through the state of Iowa on a charity cycle.
Footage of the amazing reunion was put on YouTube and shows a knackered Sam doing a double-take before dropping his bike and hugging his mum.
Lesley laughed, "It took us five hours to find him!
"He could have been on one of three roads and also had no phone signal.
"It was all very stressful but in the end we suddenly came round the corner and there he was.
"We drove past him and I got a bike out and began putting it together as he cycled past and Ivan filmed his reaction.
"He did a double-take and said, 'No way', and threw his bike down in the middle of the road."
The couple had flown out from Edinburgh to Chicago via Heathrow on 19th September and spent three days with their son.
Lesley continued, "He had hit a bit of a low and was struggling in North Dakota.
"It is 500 miles and there's nothing there. He was struggling to find food, he was hungry and not feeling particularly well.
"A friend planted the seed and we thought, 'Let's do it'."
Sam has been on the road in the US since 11th August to raise money for CHAS.
He is cycling coast to coast, heading for Boston, MA, and is on schedule to make it before 20th October, when his visa expires.
This article appeared in Dunfermline Press 04 Oct 12
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