Gloucestershire is quite a parochial place and he typifies a cute little corner of the County called The Forest Of Dean - a place I have spent a lot of time in covering a number of their different rugby teams.
We also had the pleasure of bumping into him in a supermarket once with his wife.
I think I have said before, it is always amazing to bump into one of my brain injury brothers and sisters in the outside "normal" world - and see them in the light of day - away from Headway for once.
But also, I find Roy to be a really positive person - he just gets on with things with such a no-nonsense attitude - which probably comes from his Forest Of Dean foundations.
He is always bouncing around the place - with such a happy demeanour and a big smile on his face - which makes a huge difference to you when you have been through something like we have, believe me.
I must say, considering all of these people have suffered horrific things, they are all still such incredibly positive people - unlike me who is just a grumpy old git in comparison.
One thing Roy says which resonates with me is dealing with flashbacks or reminders of the old you - how they can remind you of easier, perhaps even happier times.
This is a hard thing to overcome and why I am glad it was a part of Headway's campaign this year.
It is okay to accept and even like the 'new you' but it is also more than okay to mourn the loss of the old you.