1,000 miles of cycling at long last!!

That’s me just 1,000 miles of cycling at long last, during 2022! Still, way behind on this point last year, when had done 2,228 miles. Still hoping, I will end the year on at 1,800 miles!

You can check out the route at www.strava.com/activities/7603824539

Oh and it was around 26C during the cycle, so my Lycra was getting nice & sweaty! 😈

adidas Team GB 2016 replica kit

adidas Team GB 2016 replica kit

adidas Team GB 2016 replica kit

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 06/08/2022

Tom Daley: Illegal to Be Me (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 9th August 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

The Olympic diving champion investigates homophobic behaviour around the Commonwealth, travelling to some of the countries where homosexuality is a crime and even punishable by death. Daley talks to sportspeople facing persecution and advocates fighting for change, including Michael Gunning of Jamaica, India’s Dutee Chand and swimmers Theresa Goh (of Singapore) and Amini Fonua (of Tonga).

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 10th August 2022) ** NEW SERIES **

Douglas Henshall returns in the detective drama, based on the novels by Ann Cleeves. DI Perez and his team look into the secret past of a family new to Shetland when they report their vulnerable son Connor has gone missing. Parents Danny and Rachel are panicking as it turns out their son once attempted suicide – and when his scooter is found abandoned, a search is launched. However, the case takes an interesting turn when Perez discovers why the family moved to Shetland in the first place.

This Is My House (BBC 1/HD | 8:30pm to 9:00pm | Friday 12th August 2022)

The property-based guessing game sees four people all claiming to be Anita, the owner of an idyllic farm, complete with cows, goats, fancy pigeons and farmer husband John. The real Anita also happens to have the largest collection of royal memorabilia in the world, with over 7,000 items. It falls to panellists Judi Love, Richard Madeley, Harry Hill, Harriet Kemsley and Kadeena Cox to sort out the facts from the fiction.

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

First cycle of August 2022

Just done my first cycle of August 2022 and it was a good one! I did 34 miles, of which 6.26 miles were on roads, I’ve never cycled on before!

You can check out the route at www.strava.com/activities/7583054055

adidas Team GB 2016 Cycling Jersey

adidas Team GB 2016 Cycling Jersey

adidas Team GB 2016 Cycling Jersey

Cycle map 2022 : Updated 4th August 2022

Today’s 34 mile cycle, filled in even more of the 2022 cycling map! Here is all the places, I’ve cycled to between the 1st January 2022 and 4th August 2022.

Mapping data is from the amazing VeloViewer.

Now done 77% of #walk1000miles – 2022

That’s me now done 77% of #walk1000miles. So 777.82 miles down and 223.18 miles remaining!

walk1000miles - 2022

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

July 2022 cycling statistics

Well for the first time this year, I am very pleased with my cycling statistics for the month! Since, I had the 100 mile week of the year. Did another 40+ mile cycle and three cycles over 30 miles!

Here is the data from July 2022:-

  • Total cycles: 15
  • Total Distance: 325.40 miles
  • Total Time: 26:54:31 (h:m:s)
  • Avg Speed: 12 mph
  • Max Time: 03:22:50 (h:m:s)
  • Max Speed: 32 mph
  • Avg Distance: 21.69 miles
  • Max Distance: 41.2 (Single cycle)

Data from: Garmin Connect.

Here are my favourite cycling photos from the month:-

Synergy Red Cycling Skinsuit

Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 2014

Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018

Synergy Red Cycling Skinsuit

July 2022 most popular photos

Below are the top five most looked at photos on this website during July 2022.

Number 1 (43 views) : Synergy Red Cycling Skinsuit
Synergy Red Cycling Skinsuit

Number 2 (39 views) : Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018
Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018

Number 3 (38 views) : Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018
Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018

Number 4 (31 views) : Synergy Red Cycling Skinsuit
Synergy Red Cycling Skinsuit

Number 5 (30 views) : BMC Racing Team kit
BMC Racing Team kit

Love these photos? Many more at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/me/2022/

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 30/07/2022

MOTD Live: UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 (BBC 1/HD | 3:50pm to 7:45pm | Sunday 31st July 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

England v Germany (Kick-off 5.00pm). Gabby Logan presents coverage of the final, which takes place at Wembley Stadium, as the winners of the trophy lifted by the Netherlands in 2017 are crowned. Sarina Wiegman, the victorious manager five years ago, is now in charge of England and hopes are high of her repeating the feat. The Lionesses enjoyed an impressive group campaign that saw them score 14 goals without reply in victories over Austria, Norway and Northern Ireland, secured a hard-fought quarter-final win over Spain after extra time and then recorded a dominant 4-0 win over a Sweden side ranked second in the world in the last four. However, the Germans are record eight-time champions of Europe and cannot be written off, having defeated the likes of Spain, Denmark, the Dutch and France en route to the final. With commentary by Robyn Cowen and Rachel Brown Finnis, and analysis from Alex Scott and Ian Wright.

Inside the Factory (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 1st August 2022)

Gregg Wallace visits the 84-acre Alstom factory site in Derby to learn about the construction of a 187-ton five-carriage electric train, which takes up to 1,000 hours to complete. Meanwhile, Cherry Healey heads to the UK’s last remaining factory that produces aluminium via smelting, while Ruth Goodman explores the history of electric trains.

Susan Calman’s Big Seaside Holiday (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 5th August 2022)

The presenter’s seaside week is drawing to a close, but not before she stops at her final destination – Scarborough, a Yorkshire gem and a resort known for its historic charm. Susan kicks off her adventure by taking a trip on the historic cliff railway, where she’s greeted with fabulous views of the beach and surrounding area.

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

Fifth 30+ mile cycle of 2022

What is going on?!? Just done the fifth 30+ mile cycle of 2022! Really started to get them miles in, at long last!

So far done 908.8 miles this year…. That may sound good, but that’s still 1,237 miles down on this point last year!

You can check out the route at www.strava.com/activities/7543368585

Synergy Red Cycling Skinsuit

Synergy Red Cycling Skinsuit

Synergy Red Cycling Skinsuit

Cycle map 2022 : Updated 26th July 2022

Today’s 40 mile cycle, filled in even more of the 2022 cycling map! Here is all the places, I’ve cycled to between the 1st January 2022 and 26th July 2022.

Mapping data is from the amazing VeloViewer.

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