Vlog: 60,000 miles, since April 2003

That’s me, now cycled 60,000 miles, since April 2003. Also covered just over 1,000 miles so far this year alone. Plus a mini update on how the new job is going.

Do give me follow at www.strava.com/athletes/gsvalentine

Now cycled 1,000 miles in 2021!

That’s me so far cycled 1,000 miles in 2021! Already 497 miles up, on this point last year! Which, I am so pleased with! Even more so than normal, since I’ve been out working again. After not working for close to 1 year… Due to some virus, that I am sure you will have heard of by now!

Here are some favourite cycling photos, from 2021 so far…

Hunter Speedsuit RTR lycra met cap Retro PINK

Hunter Speedsuit RTR lycra met cap Retro PINK

Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018

Scotland cycling kit from Pedal Clothing

Synergy Red Trisuit

All these photos and many more can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/me/2021/

Now done 35% of #walk1000miles – 2021

walk1000miles - 2021That’s me now done 35% of #walk1000miles. So 351.16 miles down and 648.84 miles remaining!

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 17/04/2021

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 18th April 2021) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Controversial plans are afoot to introduce a private clinic to Nonnatus House. The proposition leads to the first disagreement in 20 years between Sister Julienne, who sees the potential to generate income, and Dr Turner, who opposes private healthcare on principle. Shelagh feels caught in the middle of their conflict, while Trixie is delighted by the opportunity of working at the new clinic. Sister Monica Joan’s crisis of faith continues to trouble her, a baby is born with no legs below the knees, and Lucille helps Cyril find the perfect accommodation that will benefit him and the Church.

Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 19th April 2021)

Greta sets off to the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to call for an immediate reduction in fossil fuel use, but is frustrated by what she sees as a media obsession constantly pitting her against Donald Trump. As she travels across Europe, Greta meets Polish miners who fear that climate change policies will further decimate their industry and culture, and discovers the prototype of a technology that aims to capture carbon dioxide from factory emissions before it enters the atmosphere. She also meets one of her inspirations – Sir David Attenborough.

Scotland’s Home of the Year (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 8:00pm to 8:30pm | Wednesday 21st April 2021)

Judges Anna Campbell-Jones, Michael Angus and Kate Spiers check head to the East of Scotland to check out properties in Aberdeenshire and St Andrews, including a rural farm steading conversion, a silvery city apartment, and a home with a garden at its heart.

This Is My House (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 22nd April 2021)

Joe Sugg and Richard Madeley join regular panellists Bill Bailey, Emily Atack and Judi Love in trying to guess which of the four Clares is the real owner of a property in Guildford, Surrey. Those trying to pass themselves off as the lady of the manor include a former air hostess and a `Klara” from Slovakia, who says most people think she is the cleaner not the homeowner. Presented by Stacey Dooley.

World’s Most Scenic River Journeys (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 23rd April 2021)

Bill Nighy narrates this journey along the River Spey, travelling from its source in the Cairngorms to where it enters the North Sea. Cameras also follow two river biologists counting the baby salmon population in the highest reaches of the river.

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

Middle of April 2021 most popular photos

Below are the top five most looked at photos on this website during April 2021.

Number 1 (52 views) : Synergy Triathlon 3/2mm wetsuit
Synergy Triathlon 3/2mm wetsuit

Number 2 (45 views) : Synergy Triathlon 3/2mm wetsuit
Synergy Triathlon 3/2mm wetsuit

Number 3 (38 views) : Home Delivery Driver
Home Delivery Driver

Number 4 (37 views) : Synergy Triathlon 3/2mm wetsuit
Synergy Triathlon 3/2mm wetsuit

Number 5 (37 views) : Synergy Red Trisuit
Synergy Red Trisuit

Now done 32% of #walk1000miles – 2021

walk1000miles - 2021That’s me now done 32% of #walk1000miles. So 321.29 miles down and 678.71 miles remaining!

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

Goals for 2021… Update : 12/04/2021

Back in December 2020, I made a list of goals for 2021.

So far, I’ve done…

  • Found a new job!!
  • Making, more money than I was!

Made a good start with…

  • Cycle at least 4,000 miles – So far cycled 921.2 miles
  • Walk 1,000 miles again in year – So far walked 317.59 miles

Still to do…

  • Spend more time, seeing friends and family (Not seen, any of my family since xmas 2019!).
  • Cycle 100 miles in a single ride! Done this before, but not for a long time!!
  • Go more cycles with mates!
  • Visit many more UK railways stations!
  • Climb at least, two or three more mountains.
  • Been single for 12 years, maybe time to fix that!

March 2021 cycling statistics

March turned out to be another month and not just for cycling! Only went a got a new job!! Even with working again, I still did 275.71 miles!

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

Here is the data from March 2021:-

  • Total cycles: 17.
  • Total Distance: 275.71 miles.
  • Total Time: 22:46:21 (h:m:s).
  • Avg Speed: 12.2 mph.
  • Max Time: 02:44:22 (h:m:s).
  • Max Speed: 34.2 mph.
  • Avg Distance: 16.22 miles.
  • Max Distance: 31.56 (Single cycle)

Data from: Garmin Connect.

Here are my favourite cycling photos from the month:-

Hunter Speedsuit RTR lycra met cap Retro PINK

Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018

Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018

P.S. Many more cycling photos can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/me/2021/

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