May 252019
 

Very big happy 10 year anniversary to Nick and myself! Yes BTW we’re just very good friends! Lot’s of people, think he’s my boyfriend when he’s not!

During the 10 years of knowing him, we’re done some truly great stuff together. Been a good number of cycles together, been to Scotland a number of times. Walked up both Ben Vorlich and Ben Nevis. Also of course, had him wearing Lycra and wetsuits a LOT!! 🙂

Nick and myself in wetsuits
Nick and myself cycling
Ben Vorlich
Ben Nevis
Nick and myself at Old Hunstanton

Many more photos can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/nick-gordon/

May 252019
 

The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard  - 31-04-2019 - YouView appThatcher: A Very British Revolution (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 27th May 2019)

A look at Margaret Thatcher’s early period as prime minister, when she had to deal with divisions in the cabinet as well as an economy in deep trouble.

The Blitz: Britain on Fire (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 27th May 2019)

Historical series exploring how Britain, and Liverpool in particular, was bombarded for eight days in May 1941, through the stories of people caught up in the events. Michael Buerk, Angellica Bell and Rob Bell follow Margaret Johnson, a mother of six whose children could not be evacuated from the city. Mary Lawson, was a promising film star who was in Liverpool when the raids began. And they assess Churchill’s morale-boosting tour of bombed Britain.

The Great Flood of London (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 28th May 2019)

Documentary series about the battle against climate change. For decades, London trusted that its sophisticated Thames Barrier would keep it safe from water. But as sea levels rise and rainfall increases, London’s sleeping giant is facing new threats.

The Blitz: Britain on Fire (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 28th May 2019)

Historical series exploring eight days in Liverpool in May 1941 through the stories of people caught up in the events. Matron Gertrude Riding and Dr Leonard Findlay ran a hospital with a busy maternity ward and were right in the midst of the target zone. In the docks, Captain Howard Kinley’s bomb-laden ship caught fire, and 350 tonnes of high explosive went up.

The Blitz: Britain on Fire (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 29th May 2019)

Historical series exploring eight days in Liverpool in May 1941 through the stories of people caught up in the events. Mary Lawson’s rash decision to stay above ground during the bombing had serious consequences, but the city ultimately emerged from this terrible time wounded but not defeated.

The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 31st May 2019)

Documentary series going behind the scenes of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. For the annual Gala Festival, the NYMR plans to swap their precious Q6 engine with another from the Severn Valley, but there is a crack in the engine box and no-one to fix it on short notice.

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

May 242019
 

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Think the photos of myself wearing leathers, Lycra and wetsuits look good? Then think about all the HD videos!! 😛

Check me out at www.youtube.com/gsvalentine

May 232019
 

Yep since everyone keeps asking… I’ve been out cycling in white Lycra for the first time in 2019! Now the weather is much better, it will happen a lot more often!

Pearl Izumi Team Garmin-Chipotle team kit
Pearl Izumi Team Garmin-Chipotle team kit
Pearl Izumi Team Garmin-Chipotle team kit

May 232019
 

It’s the 2019 European elections! Which could, very well be the UK’s last! So please make it count! Watch to find out, why I am voting for the Liberal Democrats, for the first time in my life.

May 232019
 

That’s me now done 50% of #walk1000miles. So 504.43 miles down and only 495.57 miles left to go!

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

May 232019
 

For the first time, in my life, I will voting for the Liberal Democrats! I strongly believe, voting for them is the only way we can stop brexit.

I want to remain in Europe and protect our economy, public services and our environment.

May 222019
 

That’s me now found 400 geocaches. I’ve found 136 of them this year alone! Making it most I’ve ever found in a single year. My previous record was 109 finds, back in 2016.

Here is a yearly breakdown:-

  • 2008: 9 – 0.0625 caches/day.
  • 2009: 4 – 0.011 caches/day.
  • 2010: 19 – 0.0521 caches/day.
  • 2011: 79 – 0.2164 caches/day.
  • 2012: 44 – 0.1202 caches/day.
  • 2013: 1 – 0.0027 caches/day.
  • 2014: 0 – 0 caches/day.
  • 2015: 1 – 0.0027 caches/day.
  • 2016: 109 – 0.2978 caches/day.
  • 2017: 0 – 0 caches/day.
  • 2018: 0 – 0 caches/day.
  • 2019: 136 – 0.9577 caches/day.
May 212019
 

Well happy, at long last got some photos of the new LNER Azuma trains. Also love that the departures board, tells you about the new Azuma service. Well done LNER!


Azuma at Grantham railway station
Azuma at Grantham railway station

More photos from this set can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/railway-stations/grantham/

May 212019
 

Make sure you follow thespidermatt over on Instagram for more amazing photos, like these!


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