That’s my 5th cycle of 2018, just been done! I was really, really cold today! Even while wearing O’Neill 5/4 Mutant wetsuit under my cycling gear!
If you are feeling down this #BlueMonday, I am sure that these photos will cheer you up!
Now of course, if you are really feeling down, then please speak to the Samaritans.
Marking the 65th anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen’s coronation, the Queen shares her memories of the ceremony, as well as that of her father, King George VI, in 1937. Viewing rarely seen film footage and looking at some of the priceless Crown Jewels themselves, Her Majesty the Queen recalls the day when the weight of both the St Edward’s Crown, and the hopes of a nation recovering from war, were placed on her shoulders, as the nation looked to their 27-year-old Queen to lead them into a new era. Exploring the role and symbolic meaning of the Crown Jewels in the centuries-old coronation ceremony, this programme shows these objects of astonishing beauty as they’ve never been seen before. Using the Crown Jewels and the Queen’s recollections as its touchstones, The Coronation tells the inside story of this glittering ceremony.
The Biggest Little Railway in the World (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 14th January 2018)
Dick Strawbridge and a team of model railway enthusiasts attempt to build the longest model railway in the world, 71 miles across Scotland, from Fort William to Inverness. As the little train starts the first part of its epic journey, it becomes clear exactly how difficult the challenge will be. The team’s attempt to use the miniature train ferry that they’ve built doesn’t go well, with the train drifting towards a wall of water… Meanwhile, the track teams are battling in rainy and midge-infested conditions to lay more track. And the build team have to work out how to span a 60-metre viaduct by Aberchalder Bridge. It could flood at any point, so they decide to build another viaduct, but the sheer length of it makes it very challenging. And the train is making slow progress, with much more rugged terrain still to come.
Great British Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Monday 15th January 2018)
Michael Portillo embarks on a journey through Britain steered by his Edwardian railway handbook. He begins in the East Yorkshire port of Hull, where he heads for the docks through which millions of migrants passed at the turn of the 20th century and which are today getting a second wind.
The Forest (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Monday 15th January 2018)
Mark Bonnar narrates a series revealing the hidden world of Galloway Forest, the country’s largest afforested area. In this episode, James Jones sawmill in Lockerbie powers through 20,000 logs a day. But when a six-tonne machine called a crosscut stacker breaks down, a dedicated engineering team must save the day. A decline in salmon numbers in the River Cree near Newton Stewart has led to a tireless effort to restock the river by the Cree Hatchery and Habitat Trust. Archie McNeillie and John Coughtrie from the Forestry Commission’s Recreation Department deal with a rat infestation in a public area caused by an overzealous bird feeder. And at Balloch O’Dee campsite, owner James gets ready to stage a comedy night.
Silent Witness (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 15th January 2018)
Forensic crime drama series. Nikki and Jack continue to deal with their feelings post-Mexico in their own very different ways. Jack is boxing with his sparring partner Naomi Silva when he is called to a crime scene. Nikki examines the body of a young woman, while Jack is surprised to find the SIO on the case turns out to be DCI Naomi Silva. The forensic evidence takes them to a cosmetic clinic where a pregnant Karen had been receiving various treatments seemingly for free. Nikki and Silva are frustrated by the CEO of Hamilton Ashe hospital when he blocks access to Karen’s medical records. However, when a second body is found, he is forced to help the team.
Great British Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Tuesday 16th January 2018)
Armed with his Edwardian Bradshaw’s guide, Michael Portillo conducts important research in an historic tea room, built by an Edwardian immigrant to the city of York.
Silent Witness (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 16th January 2018)
Forensic crime drama series. The team wonder if the hack is the only danger as they come under threat. Jack has to decide how to get closure from his experience in Mexico.
Great British Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Wednesday 17th January 2018)
With his Edwardian railway guidebook tucked under his arm, Michael Portillo is in the steel city of Sheffield, where he discovers an enormous and beautifully preserved early 20th-century steam engine. At 400 tonnes and packing 12,000 horsepower, it produced armour plate for the most feared warship of the Royal Navy.
Great British Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Thursday 18th January 2018)
Michael Portillo’s Edwardian railway guide takes him to the city of Liverpool, where King Edward VII had recently laid the foundation stone for a grand Anglican cathedral at the top of St James’s Mount. The young winner of a competition to design the building was a Roman Catholic from a family of architects. His name was Giles Gilbert Scott. Michael takes a trip down his own memory lane in Maghull on the outskirts of Liverpool, where he discovers a childhood favourite – a miniature tank engine with three carriages in dark red – made by Frank Hornby.
Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 18th January 2018)
Detective drama series set on a Caribbean island. When famous thriller author Frank O’Toole is found stabbed through the heart in the middle of the ocean, Jack and his team are baffled. But as the spotlight turns on Frank’s closest friends and family and secrets are exposed, Jack uncovers a murder plot worthy of one of his novels…
Walks with My Dog (more4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 18th January 2018)
In the second programme of the new series, actor Angela Griffin is in the Cotswolds, TV presenter and explorer Ben Fogle wanders across Morecambe Bay and chef James Martin explores The New Forest. Angela and her Cavapoo Smith walk from the village of Broadway in the Cotswolds – taking in the romantic folly of Broadway Tower and playing cricket in the village where JM Barrie and a team of legendary literary luminaries once came to face the locals. Ben Fogle and his black Labrador Storm visit a very different landscape – the wide open expanse of Morecambe Bay. Here they dabble in art and meet a man who guides people to safety across the treacherous sands, by Royal Appointment. James Martin is with Cooper, his working cocker spaniel, on a jaunt through the New Forest. They discover the area’s shipbuilding history, learn about its status as an ancient woodland and go for a spin in a vintage car.
Great British Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Friday 19th January 2018)
With his Edwardian Bradshaw’s railway guide tucked under his arm, Michael Portillo begins the last leg of his journey from Hull to Caernarfon. In picturesque Snowdonia, he braves the fastest zip line in the world – stretching 1,500 feet across a vast slate quarry. He uncovers a bitter industrial dispute between quarrymen and the owner of the pit, Lord Penrhyn, which divided the community at the beginning of the 20th century.
All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide — www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.
Been out a walk wearing the 2XU A:1 Active wetsuit, now it was of course time to get out cycling in it!
First cycle wearing the 2XU A:1 Active wetsuit! But since, I want to keep this wetsuit looking extra good. Doubt, I will be doing many cycles wearing it! I just wanted to get some more “fun” photos wearing it!!
I think I’ve saved the best for last! Maybe it’s just this video that I love! I can’t stop looking at something!! LOL! Check him out on Instagram at www.instagram.com/knight_spidey/
Here are also some photos…