Jul 212018
 

The Five Billion Pound Super Sewer (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 24th July 2018)

Following workers across London over three years as they race to build an enormous supersewer on time and on budget. In this second episode, construction begins in the heart of London.

Celebrity Five Go Caravanning (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 27th July 2018)

Travelogue series following a group of celebs as they bundle into a caravan and explore the open road. Colin Baker, Sherrie Hewson, Tony Blackburn, Todd Carty and Sonia head to Cornwall, with actor Brian Capron joining the throng. After pitching up on the edge of Bodmin Moor, Tony takes a death-defying leap, before locally-sourced cream tea is sampled.

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

Jul 202018
 

You will all be pleased to hear, that I’ve moved!!! We got the keys the new place, last Sunday (15th July 2018) and started moving in that day! It took us, till Wednesday to move everything over! Still boxes all over the place! That will be sorted, given time!

Jul 182018
 

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

Number 1 (288 views) : Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 2014
Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 2014

Number 2 (252 views) : O’Neill Hooded Psychotech FZ 6/4 FSW wetsuit
O'Neill Hooded Psychotech FZ 6/4 FSW wetsuit

Number 3 (49 views) : Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 2014
Columbia HTC Highroad Team

Jul 172018
 

It was a year ago today that Nick and myself climbed Ben Nevis, which is of course, the highest mountain in the British Isles! Standing at 1,345 metres above sea level!! Still can’t believe that we both did it!!

Here are some photos + vlog, from a truly amazing day!





More photos from this set can be found @ www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/uk-named-summits/ben-nevis-17-07-2017/.

Jul 152018
 

That’s me now done 85% (855.9 miles) of #walk1000miles. So just 144.1 miles remaining!

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

Jul 142018
 

Beach Live: Jurassic Coast Revealed (BBC 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 17th July 2018)

Dan Snow and wildlife experts Lucy Cooke and Niall Strawson uncover historical, geological and wildlife treasures live from the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. From crabs and bats to owls and cormorants, this episode investigates how much wildlife is living on the beach. The strandline’s hidden world of sandhoppers and seaweed is magnified, while specialist underwater cameras give a view of sharks and crabs lying deep in the ocean. Dan Snow examines the royal origin of beach huts and sees how varied their use is in modern-day Britain. Lucy Cooke demonstrates how a humble mollusc helps to train racehorses in Devon. Niall Strawson is in charge of the Discovery Centre, where a panel of experts examine and assess the significance of beach finds from all over the country. And the creation of the unique geological make-up of the Jurassic Coast is seen through the medium of cake! Earth scientist Dr Anjana Khatwa talks Niall through the layers as seen from the sea.

Beach Live: Jurassic Coast Revealed (BBC 4/HD | 9:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 18th July 2018)

Dan Snow and wildlife experts Lucy Cooke and Niall Strawson investigate the rich history of Britain’s beaches and what people visiting should look out for. There are over 300 shipwrecks in Lyme Bay alone, from old galleons to submarines. Dan dives to discover the story behind some of the more unusual vessels, a number of top secret WWII tanks that sank in a D-Day landings rehearsal known as Exercise Smash. Beach Live also has privileged access to a huge coastal quarry to find out why Portland stone has been used for historic buildings all over the world. Beyond the importance of the stone, the programme follows families of peregrines and little owls that live in these rock faces. How have they fared in this scorching summer?

Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 18th July 2018)

Alan Titchmarsh reveals the history, human stories and the hidden treasures of Britain’s historical estates. Encircled by a protective wall and with an ancient herd of fallow deer roaming the grounds, sits the glorious Georgian mansion Dunham Massey.

Beach Live: Jurassic Coast Revealed (BBC 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 19th July 2018)

In the final show live from Charmouth in Dorset, Dan Snow and the team go deep into the subject that has made this stretch of coastline world famous: its fossils. Lucy Cooke travels to London to understand how one plucky entrepreneurial woman, Mary Anning, rocked 19th-century Britain with her fossil finds. And the work of Mary continues to inspire scientists today as Lucy finds out when she travels to Oxford to help reconstruct a plesiosaur. Found only in Charmouth, the best-preserved dinosaur in the UK still has many mysteries. Niall Strawson joins Bristol scientists to help piece the jigsaw of an ichthyosaur together. Dan and Lucy Cooke carry out a live demonstration of burning rock and unpack the history of oil production at nearby Kimmeridge. The team are also on the trail of some living fossils. Dragonflies are prominent at this time of year on the coast in Dorset, but how have these majestic insects survived two mass extinctions?

Celebrity Five Go Caravanning (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 20th July 2018)

Travelogue series following five UK celebs as they bundle into a caravan and explore the open road. Colin Baker, Sherrie Hewson, Tony Blackburn, Todd Carty and Sonia pack their bags for the Yorkshire Dales. They explore the landscape with a local shepherdess and sample traditional curd tarts, before going off grid at the quirky La Rosa campsite.

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

Jul 112018
 

That sure was a great cycle! Did 62.43 miles, so making it the second longest cycle of the year so far! It could well be my favourite cycle, of 2018! Since I cycled along part of the  Grantham Canal. Then stopped off at Bottesford, to get some food, and also check out it’s railway station!

Then it was off to Elton and Orston railway station, which is one of the least used stations in the UK. It only gets two services a day. One to Nottingham at 6:25am and other service to Skegness at 5.10pm. There is no Sunday service. A normal service operates on most bank holidays.

Then it was back home passing Belvoir Castle! So over all, a great cycle!!

You can check out the route, I took over at www.strava.com/activities/1696372700

Grantham Canal
Bottesford railway station
Elton and Orston railway station

Jul 102018
 

My life is so crap right now! Nothing is going right, was hoping the whole, house thing would have been sorted by now. But it’s not been, so come Monday, I am going to be homeless.

Cycling is, about the only thing, stopping me, from having a break down!

Don’t even ask, me some of the things, I’ve been Googling the last number of nights… But think, you can guess!!

Columbia HTC Highroad Team
Columbia HTC Highroad Team
Columbia HTC Highroad Team

Jul 092018
 

Here are some photos from the very first time, I went to London! Way back in November 2002 with my boyfriend of the time… Just to think, I was only 21 or 22 at the time! Like another, life time ago!

Of course, I’ve been back, many, many times since!


David and myself in Hyde Park
David and myself in Hyde Park

Jul 092018
 

Out of these two hot lads wearing wetsuits, which one would you choose? Andres Camilo or Max Emerson?


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