Longest walks during March 2023

Amazing to think that during March, I walking 161.9 miles! You think that is good… April is going to be something else! Think it will be anywhere between 200 and 250 miles… Since it’s the month that we are doing The Dales Way!

Here are the 5 longest walks that Bugsy, Mark G and myself did during March 2023!

  1. Day 2 : ECP : Berwick upon Tweed to Lindisfarne Inn, West Mains – 03/03/2023 – 15.56 miles
  2. Day 1 : ECP : Marshal Meadows to Scottish Border and Berwick upon Tweed inc Halidon Hill Circular – 02/03/2023 – 11.89 miles
  3. Grantham Canal, Coe Farm and Barrowby Circular – 20/03/2023 – 9.53 miles
  4. Day 3 : ECP : Holy Island – 04/03/2023 – 8.64 miles
  5. CW : Berwick-upon-Tweed – 05/03/2023 – 8.54 miles

Remember you can follow my cycling and walking adventures over at www.strava.com/athletes/gsvalentine

March 2023 most popular photos

Below are the top five most looked at photos on this website during March 2023.

Number 1 (88 views) : Fetters Padded Leather Muzzle
Fetters Padded Leather Muzzle

Number 2 (73 views) : Day 6 of the Leicestershire Round
Day 6 of the Leicestershire Round

Number 3 (68 views) : Rangers Champions Home Shirt
Rangers Champions Home Shirt

Number 4 (58 views) : Diesel Pride T-Shirt
Diesel Pride T-Shirt

Number 5 (41 views) : Marshall Meadows Manor House
Marshall Meadows Manor House

Love these photos? Many more at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/me/2023/

March 2023 cycling statistics

Oh dear, oh dear! March was a repeat of February. Since, I only did one cycle! But at least, I did the longest cycle of the year… Even then, that was only 18.02 miles!

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

Here is the data from March 2023:-

  • Total cycles: ONE
  • Total Distance: 18.02 miles
  • Total Time: 01:39:28 (h:m:s)
  • Avg Speed: 10.9 mph
  • Max Time: 01:39:28 (h:m:s)
  • Max Speed: 26.9 mph
  • Avg Distance: 18.02 miles
  • Max Distance: 18.02 (Single cycle)

Data from: Garmin Connect.

Here are my favourite cycling photos from the month:-

Synergy Navy Cycling Skinsuit

Synergy Navy Cycling Skinsuit

First 18+ cycle of 2023!

At long, long last just done my first 18+ mile cycle of 2023! Also it’s the first cycle I’ve done this month. Which is not good, since April starts on Saturday. Plus only done like 102 miles on the bike, so far this year!

Can you check out the route at www.strava.com/activities/8803533376

Synergy Navy Cycling Skinsuit

Synergy Navy Cycling Skinsuit

Now done 42% of #walk1000miles – 2023

That’s me already done 42% of #walk1000miles. So 420.56 miles down and 579.44 miles remaining!

walk1000miles - 2023

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

First railway trip of 2023, booked!

Happy days. That’s me booked my first railway trip of 2023. Which will take us from Grantham to Harrogate. Which will tick off one new railway station for myself and two for Bugsy.

Then we are walking the Dales Way Link – Harrogate to Ilkley. Which covers around 16 miles, should take us between 6 to 8 hours.

Then we are getting the train back from Ilkley to Grantham via Leeds. Since it was only around £8 more, we are going First Class between Leeds and Grantham. Which will be a first for Bugsy!

So looking forward to this! Plus it’s a test day for doing the rest of the Dales Way in April…

P.S. Please do follow both www.strava.com/athletes/gsvalentine and www.strava.com/athletes/bugsythedog

VeloViewer Infographic : 28 March 2023 @veloviewer

WOW! So far during 2023, I’ve done 500 miles of exercise. Which is made up of 84 miles of cycling and 416 miles of walking.

Where it says running… That’s my walking data!

The Dales Way next month?!?!?

All going well next month (April), Bugsy, Mark G (house mate) and myself will be walking The Dales Way! It will be my biggest adventure, since doing the End to End cycle back in 2009!

The Dales Way runs for 80 miles from Ilkley in West Yorkshire to Bowness-on-Windermere in Cumbria. We will be doing the whole walk in one go! Not like other long walks, that I’ve done, which have been done over weeks, months and some even years!

So please make sure you give both www.strava.com/athletes/gsvalentine and www.strava.com/athletes/bugsythedog a follow!

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 25/03/2023

Challenge Anneka (Channel 5/HD | 8:30pm to 10:05pm | Saturday 25th March 2023)

Sprouts. Series 1, episode 2. Debbie and Jo’s food hub charity has outgrown its modest town centre location in Stockton-on-Tees, Co Durham, so Anneka sets out to transform a neighbourhood hall. Anneka’s challenge is to help supersize their operation by transforming a run-down and creaking neighbourhood hall and its surrounding land around the corner into a new hub with its own cafe, teaching kitchen, food bank and storage facility for their equipment for community activities.

Wild Isles (BBC 1/HD | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Sunday 26th March 2023)

Grassland. Series 1, episode 3. David Attenborough explores Britain’s grasslands, from flower meadows to the rich open landscapes of our mountains and reveals some extraordinary and dramatic wildlife stories. Featuring bees that lay their eggs in empty snail shells, brown hares performing spring boxing courtship routines, and how large blue butterflies have come back from the brink of extinction.

Hornby: A Model World (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 27th March 2023)

Top Ten. Series 2, episode 11. In this special episode, company staff, enthusiasts and celebrities pick the top 10 products and innovations that have most impressed and inspired them. What will be number one?

The Architecture The Railways Built (Yesterday | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 27th March 2023)

London Bridge. Series 4, episode 4.  Tim Dunn gets to grips with his local station – London Bridge, meeting the architects who turned this station into a bright, airy and tranquil modern terminus.

Race Across the World (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 29th March 2023)

The competitors leave the indigenous island of Haida Gwaii and embark on a 2,000 kilometre journey north to the second checkpoint, Dawson City. Claudia and Kevin are the first to leave with a two minute advantage on the rest, Tricia and Cathie set off with different priorities and Zainib and Mobeen continue to rely on the kindness of strangers. Monique’s education continues along the journey making father Ladi hopeful and Marc and Michael have a spat over Marc’s fear of bears.

Beyond Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 31st March 2023) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Panic spreads throughout Shipton Abbott when an arsonist targets three local businesses, scrawling the word PIG at the scene of each fire. Humphrey and the team are baffled until they realise the fires follow an unusual pattern by invoking the Three Little Pigs fable. A reluctant Kelby is called on by an eccentric local to investigate a break-in, but soon realises that this might be the key to solving the arson case. Elsewhere, Martha has some serious thinking to do. Detective drama, starring Kris Marshall, Sally Bretton and Dylan Llewellyn.

Nick Knowles’ Railway Journeys (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 31st March 2023)

Malaysia. Series 1, episode 4. The presenter explores Malaysia via three train journeys. First is a short hop to the Batu Caves with their rainbow-painted steps. Then Nick boards the jungle train from Mentakab to Gua Musang, taking in an elephant sanctuary. Finally, he enjoys a high-speed trip from arty Ipoh to cosmopolitan Penang.

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

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