Aug 162018
 

Below are the top three most looked at photos on this website so far during August 2018.

Number 1 (76 views) : Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle 2018
Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle 2018

Number 2 (52 views) : Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 2014
Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 2014

Number 3 (52 views) : Market Overton
Market Overton

Aug 132018
 

That’s me got the Internet back at long last! Only got ADSL right now, but hey, that’s better than nothing at all!

Aug 132018
 

Quest is to makes its high definition debut on Freeview.

It’s been confirmed the new HD simulcast will launch on Freeview HD channel 114 during the course of Tuesday 14th August 2018.

It will will also be available on YouView (BT, TalkTalk, Plusnet TV) and EE TV homes on channel 114, subject to the Freeview coverage restrictions.

Aug 112018
 

Flying Across Britain with Arthur Williams (Channel 4/HD | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Sunday 12th August 2018)

Arthur Williams used to be a Royal Marine, but eight years ago he realised his life-long ambition of learning to fly, and is now the proud owner of a tiny – and very yellow – aeroplane. Together, they’re off on an amazing aerial adventure – a grand exploration of Britain from the air. In the second episode, Arthur is in the South East, plotting a path around London airspace, where, ‘One wrong move here, and you can land yourself in a lot of trouble’. Over the Isle of Sheppey, on the North Kent coast, he locates clearer skies and visits the spot where British aviation first got off the ground in 1909. Later, Arthur follows the M25 from 1000 feet, before dropping in on the vast Cardington Sheds, home to the biggest aircraft in the world. He also visits Biggin Hill and takes a Spitfire out for a spin, high above the Kent countryside.

Hidden Britain by Drone (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 12th August 2018)

Britain is full of places that are hidden from public view, with their secrets locked away behind high walls and heavy gates… until now. History and travel enthusiast Sir Tony Robinson uses the latest aerial filming technology to reveal new aspects of our country in a completely different way. Dispatching flying cameras of many shapes and sizes, Tony opens up the far reaches of Britain. In this episode Tony’s drones reveal the mysterious workings of a sewage plant, a top-secret underground Cold War bunker, a super-sized luxury car emporium, and a collection of rusting sea-forts that were once a hideaway for pirates.

Saving Poundstretcher (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 13th August 2018)

As the crisis on Britain’s high streets grows, big brands are going bust or axing stores and thousands of jobs. Poundstretcher, one of Britain’s oldest discount stores, is caught up in the maelstrom. The stakes couldn’t be higher for the family-owned chain, with 6000 jobs, the family’s fortune tied up in the business and the public relying on it; for many, on a budget, it’s a lifeline. In need of expert help, Aziz Tayub and his three sons bring in retail guru Chris Edwards as a new CEO. His brief: to save the company. Poundstretcher loses millions of pounds every year to theft, as there seems to be a growing army of shoplifters, who store managers like Tracey, in Bolton, heroically confront. However, in this episode, shocking revelations suggest that the real issue lies closer to home. Chris has brought in a new head of loss prevention, ex-army tough guy Mark Boyd, who discovers that some staff members are partly to blame for Poundstretcher’s losses.

Phil Spencer’s Stately Homes (more4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 13th August 2018)

Phil Spencer returns for another grand tour of Britain’s magnificent stately homes. This series includes trips to Blenheim Palace, Belvoir Castle, Houghton Hall, and Longleat House. With special access to amazing archives, Phil uncovers the dramatic stories of how these exceptional homes came to be, and calculates the staggering amounts of materials, manpower and money it took to turn aristocratic ambition into bricks and mortar. Phil’s first visit of this series is to Longleat House in Wiltshire, home to the Viscount of Weymouth and his wife Lady Emma.

Britain by Bike with Larry and George Lamb (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 17th August 2018)

Travelogue series with father-and-son duo Larry and George Lamb, exploring Britain’s most spectacular cycle routes from the saddle. The pair load their bikes on to the Paddington-Penzance sleeper train and after taking a ferry across the Celtic sea, they head to the island paradise of the Isles of Scilly.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide — www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.

Aug 082018
 

Back at this trig point again, to do more photos!

Vermarc Etixx Quick-Step Cycling Team
Vermarc Etixx Quick-Step Cycling Team

Aug 072018
 

That’s me now done 90% (905.09 miles) of #walk1000miles. So just 94.91 miles remaining!

Keep up-to-date with all my cycling and walking adventures over at www.strava.com/athletes/gsvalentine

Aug 062018
 

I do love finding a good trig point, while out cycling! Standing on them, make for some great photos…

You can check out today’s route over at /www.strava.com/activities/1753795728.

Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 2014
Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 2014

Aug 052018
 

Funny that you can more just 4 miles west and you end up cycling in totally, different places! I now cycle in Rutland and Leicestershire, a lot more. Since Rutland, is not even half a mile down the road, then Leicestershire is just a, wee bit after that!

Check out the fun, but short route, I took over at www.strava.com/activities/1751856605.

Market Overton
Market Overton

Aug 052018
 

After reading about a woman who has visited almost 1,000 Wetherspoons Across The UK.

I of course, had to make my own list! At only 19, still got a lot of catching up to do! — www.gordon-valentine.com/travel/jd-wetherspoon-pubs/

Aug 052018
 

It’s time, to posting my monthly cycling statistics again! Not done it, since January 2018! Big opps! Let’s see, if I can start making it, a monthly thing again!

Remember you can follow my cycling adventures over @ www.strava.com/athletes/gsvalentine.

Here is the data from July 2018:-

  • Total cycles: 18.
  • Total Distance: 363.53 miles.
  • Total Time: 31:13:08 (h:m:s).
  • Avg Speed: 12 mph.
  • Max Time: 05:10:38 (h:m:s).
  • Max Speed: 35.5 mph.
  • Avg Distance: 20.2 miles.
  • Max Distance: 62.44 (Single cycle) – Mini railway station tour by bike, 62.43 miles.

Data from: Garmin Connect.

Here are my favourite cycling photos from the month:-

Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 2014Pearl Izumi Team Garmin-Chipotle team kitColumbia HTC Highroad TeamElton and Orston railway stationPrudential RideLondon FreeCycle 2018

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