Jun 232018
 

Beyond the Clouds (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 26th June 2018)

Documentary series as Rob Bell explores the global phenomenon that is the skyscraper. What does it take to keep these vertical cities functioning around the clock? How will new technology – including the brave new world of wooden ‘plyscrapers’ – affect the towers of the future?

Great Rail Restorations with Peter Snow (Channel 4 | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 27th June 2018)

In this episode, a family restores one of only two surviving coaches used by Queen Victoria. The carriage has been rotting in a car park for decades. But now owner Stephen Middleton is putting his heart and soul into a restoration fit for a queen. Helped by his wife Ying, and teenage daughter Honey, Stephen uncovers a hidden gold step and an early gas light in the roof. Peter keeps a particular beady eye on the work, telling Stephen, ‘Queen Victoria will be turning in her grave if you don’t get this right.’ And Henry Cole investigates how engineers met Queen Victoria’s demands for a smooth ride.

Building Britain’s Canals (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 29th June 2018)

Documentary series in which historian Dan Jones uncovers the stories behind three of Britain’s canals. Dan examines the creation of arguably the prettiest of the country’s waterways, the Kennet and Avon Canal. It came into being thanks to the genius of a young engineer named John Rennie, whose inspiration and innovations created a canal that linked Bristol and London.

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

Jun 202018
 

I really can’t believe that my car, has now done 100,000 miles! Just to think, that I’ve had him since he was born! Got him way back in 2009! Just hope, he’s still got, a good number of miles left in him yet!

100,000 miles!

Jun 192018
 

That’s me now done 75% (755.55 miles) of #walk1000miles. So just 249.45 miles remaining!

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

Jun 192018
 

I’ve watched this so many times! Still find it so moving! Well done to BBC The Social for doing things like this!

Jun 182018
 

It was about time, I give my 2XU A:1 Active wetsuit it’s first real test.

Jun 182018
 

20180618_005939So far during the #walk1000miles 2018 challenge, I’ve done a walk in the following counties and Crown dependences of the UK.

  • 28 – Northamptonshire
  • 34 – Leicestershire
  • 35 – Rutland
  • 36 – Norfolk
  • 39 – Derbyshire
  • 41 – Lincolnshire
  • 44 – South Yorkshire
  • 45 – Lancashire
  • 48 – North Yorkshire
  • 50 – Cumbria
  • 79 – Glasgow
  • 82 – Argyll & Bute
  • 84 – Stirling & Falkirk
  • 96 – Inverness

So only done 14 out of 100 so far! Would be great, if I could at least double that up to 30 of them!

Jun 182018
 

That’s me just updated the list of Historic Scotland sites, that I’ve been to. Since I added Carnasserie Castle during my last Scotland trip.

Carnasserie Castle

Jun 172018
 

That’s me just updated the list of English Heritage sites, that I’ve been to. Since I went to Roche Abbey today.

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I’ve also added the following…

  • Belas Knap Long Barrow, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire.
  • Castle Acre Castle and Bailey Gate, Castle Acre, Norfolk.
  • Clun Castle, Clun, Shropshire.
  • Eleanor Cross, Geddington, Northamptonshire.
  • Hailes Abbey, Hailes, Gloucestershire.
  • Roche Abbey, South Yorkshire.
  • Scarborough Castle, Scarborough, North Yorkshire.
Jun 162018
 

Beyond the Clouds (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 19th June 2018)

Documentary series as Rob Bell explores the global phenomenon that is the skyscraper. Rob starts with a visit to the Burj Khalifa, the current world record holder in Dubai. What challenges must be overcome to anchor such giants to the ground? What effect do the elements have on design and construction? What is behind the race to build faster, higher and greater?

The Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes (more4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 19th June 2018)

The show that looks at life in the national parks of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales returns for a new series. In the Lakes, champion sheep breeder Arnold Lancaster prepares his flock for the famous Westmorland County Show. In the Dales, the church bells at St Bartholomew’s remain silent after their belfry has fallen into disrepair. Locals arrange a fund raiser to get the bells ringing again. And dog trainer John Halstad prepares his dog Wren for a Dales trial.

Great Rail Restorations with Peter Snow (Channel 4 | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 20th June 2018)

Luxury and glamour are at the heart of this episode, as the series jumps forward 100 years to 1960. The restoration project this time is a rusting and tired Pullman dining car, one of the very last batch to be made in Britain. The dedicated restoration team at Tyseley Engineering Works in Birmingham must transform both the dining car while getting the wreck of a kitchen back to working order. There’s heavy engineering to do, as well as meticulous attention to detail needed. Peter’s third driving lesson sees him grappling with reading signals, while still keeping the fire burning and the steam at the correct pressure. Henry Cole delves into the history of catering on the railways.

Building Britain’s Canals (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 22nd June 2018)

Writer and historian Dan Jones uncovers the unique stories behind three of Britain’s most iconic canals. Experimental for the time, this canal rises 500ft above sea level, scales the steep Pennines and turned Liverpool into the busiest port in the world.

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

Jun 152018
 

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

Number 1 (186 views) : Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 2014
Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 2014

Number 2 (105 views) : O’Neill Hooded Psychotech FZ 6/4 FSW wetsuit
O'Neill Hooded Psychotech FZ 6/4 FSW wetsuit

Number 3 (99 views) : O’Neill Hooded Psychotech FZ 6/4 FSW wetsuit
Pearl Izumi Team Garmin-Chipotle team kit

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