Vlog: Watch out for the learner driver

When out cycling, you always have to watch out for learner drivers. Guess she had no idea, the speed I was going at. You will also notice, I never shouted anything. Don’t see the point in road rage at all. Don’t point in getting stressed about something, you have no control over!

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 30/05/2015

Rome's Invisible City - 01-06-2015 (YouView app)The John Bishop Show (BBC 1/HD | 9:45pm to 10:30pm | Saturday 30th May 2015)

Comedy entertainment series hosted by award-winning comedian John Bishop, coming each week from the Hackney Empire. Across the eight-part series, John introduces his favourite comics from all over the world, as well as music guests and variety acts. This show features Paul Weller performing his new single Saturn’s Pattern and the classic Peacock Suit. Joining John on stage is Trevor Noah from South Africa, James Acaster, and Felicity Ward from Australia. As a special treat John also creates some beautiful music with Beardyman.

Demolition (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 31st May 2015)

Documentary series that goes behind the safety cordon to explore the explosive world of demolition, charting the dramatic end to some of Britain’s biggest and most iconic buildings. In the last episode in the series, Hull’s tallest building has to come crashing to the ground, but it’s surrounded by houses on all sides. Come blowdown day, the entire estate has to be evacuated as the team find out whether their explosive calculations are correct. One of the few women working in demolition, Debbie Burns, takes on a massive £750 million renovation project at Britain’s busiest interchange station, Birmingham New Street, which brings commuters and demolition on a crash course. And Howard Stott, a veteran demolition man who’s been working in the industry since the days of Fred Dibnah, meets a deadly foe while slicing a shopping centre in two.

Rome’s Invisible City (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 1st June 2015)

Alexander Armstrong explores the hidden underground treasures that made Rome the powerhouse of the ancient world, with the help of a team of experts using the latest in 3D scanning technology. In his favourite city, he uncovers a lost subterranean world that helped build and run the world’s first metropolis and its empire. From the secret underground world of the Colosseum to the aqueducts and sewers that supplied and cleansed it, and from the mysterious cults that sustained it spiritually to the final resting places of Rome’s dead, Xander discovers the underground networks that serviced the remarkable world above.

Michael Smiley: Something to Ride Home About (BBC 1 Northern Ireland and BBC iPlayer only | 10:45pm 11:15pm | Monday 1st June 2015)

Actor and comedian Michael Smiley takes a bike tour of Northern Ireland, meeting other cycling enthusiasts en route and recalling stories from his past. In this edition, he is near Carnlough with former pro-cyclist Stephen Gallagher who helped design the Giro D’Italia route. He travels on to Crossmaglen for a rare interview with one of his favourite authors, Dervla Murphy, who chats about her astonishing adventures on a bicycle. He then visits Glaslough to meet 97-year-old Sir Jack Lesley, who shares Smiley’s love of dance music and clubbing.

Britain’s Busiest Airport – Heathrow (itv/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 4th June 2015)

Documentary series going behind the scenes at Britain’s busiest and biggest international airport – London Heathrow. This episode focuses on Arrivals, as staff race against the clock to process thousands of passengers arriving from 84 different countries. Airside safety officer Glenn and his colleagues work closely with air traffic control to ensure that Heathrow’s two runways are kept open and clear of debris. The Animal Reception Centre welcomes a variety of weird and wonderful creatures ranging from pet ferrets to a wild tiger. Meanwhile, inside the terminals, staff deal with some challenging passengers, including a man temporarily forced to live in the airport after being deported from Thailand and a family whose young relatives have gone missing.

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

One day this BT phone box in Creeton, will fall over!!

Every time, I cycle past this phone box near me in Creeton, I always think it’s going to fall over!!

For some reason, when I posted this photo on flickr, people starting saying I should get a Superman outfit…

27-May-2015 : A nice mini 21 mile cycle!

At long, long last. Think I can say I’ve got the cycling bug again!! Starting to get the miles in at long last! So far done 246.93 miles this month. So only got to do another 10.8 miles and I will have done more than in May of last year

Still got a hell of a lot of catching up to do! By time, last year. I had already done 2,329.2 miles. So far, I’ve only done 692.8 miles. So in another words, I am down 1,636.4 miles on this time, last year!!

So today, I only did 21.13 miles! But every bit helps!!

I will now leave you with the route map, elevation graph and route statistics.

Route map:-

27-05-2015 - bike ride route map

Elevation graph:-

27-05-2015 - bike ride elevation graph

Route statistics:-

  • Start time: 1:18 pm.
  • Distance: 21.1 miles.
  • Time: 1:50:35 (h:m:s).
  • Elapsed Time: 2:10:14 (h:m:s).
  • Avg Speed: 11.5 mph.
  • Max Speed: 36.7 mph.
  • Elevation Gain: 198 meters.
  • Min Elevation: 43 meters.
  • Max Elevation: 100 meters.

Data from: Garmin Connect.

26-May-2015 : Four county’s cycle

Since I cycled in three county’s yesterday. Wanted to go one better and take in four this time! I started off in Lincolnshire, the county I live in. Also covered Rutland, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. They are in no order at all. Since I went in and out of both Rutland and Lincolnshire a number of times.

During this cycle I covered 37.16 miles. Making it the longest cycle of the month so far! So just have hope, the weather is also good, this Thursday. Since it’s the last chance, I have the time, to get a long cycle in!

I will now leave you with the route map, elevation graph and route statistics.

Route map:-

26-05-2015 - bike ride route map

Elevation graph:-

26-05-2015 - bike ride elevation graph

Route statistics:-

  • Start time: 2:16 pm.
  • Distance: 37.16 miles.
  • Time: 2:51:33 (h:m:s).
  • Elapsed Time: 3:56:11 (h:m:s).
  • Avg Speed: 13 mph.
  • Max Speed: 34 mph.
  • Elevation Gain: 307 meters.
  • Min Elevation: 15 meters.
  • Max Elevation: 89 meters.

Data from: Garmin Connect.

Photos from the cycle:-

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25-May-2015 : Three county’s cycle

I this a three county’s cycle. Since I started off in, Lincolnshire, the county I live in. Then ended up in Leicestershire for a bit, followed by Rutland, then back into Lincolnshire.

I covered 27.72 miles, mainly on nice quiet country roads! Which are, of course my favourite type of roads. During the cycle, I even stopped to take some photos and filmed a new vlog!! 🙂

I will now leave you with the route map, elevation graph and route statistics.

Route map:-

25-05-2015 - bike ride route map

Elevation graph:-

Route statistics:-

  • Start time: 1:57 pm.
  • Distance: 27.72 miles.
  • Time: 2:18:09 (h:m:s).
  • Elapsed Time: 2:54:55 (h:m:s).
  • Avg Speed: 12 mph.
  • Max Speed: 35.3 mph.
  • Elevation Gain: 250 meters.
  • Min Elevation: 56 meters.
  • Max Elevation: 163 meters.

Data from: Garmin Connect.

Photos from the cycle:-

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Cycling statistics for May 2015 so far…

Now I’ve got around to posting my cycling statistics for last month. Here are the statistics for this monthly so far! Doing much better than last month! Then that’s not hard at all!! 🙂

Here is the data from May 2015 so far:-

  • Total cycles: 8.
  • Total Distance: 160.92 miles.
  • Total Time: 13:14:10 (h:m:s).
  • Avg Speed: 12.2 mph.
  • Max Time: 2:50:27 (h:m:s).
  • Max Speed: 35.7 mph.
  • Avg Distance: 20.11 miles.
  • Max Distance: 34.94 miles (Single cycle).

Data from: Garmin Connect.

April 2015 cycling statistics

Here are my cycling statistics for April 2015. I’ve been putting off, posting the stats for this month! Since I only did one cycle! Yes, just one! Only did 11.21 miles! Even the one cycle, I did was not ever a long one!!!

So I’ve got a hell of a lot of catching up to do!!!

Here is the data from April 2015:-

  • Total cycles: 1.
  • Total Distance: 11.21 miles.
  • Total Time: 00:54:27 (h:m:s).
  • Avg Speed: 12.3 mph.
  • Max Time: 00:54:27 (h:m:s).
  • Max Speed: 31.7 mph.
  • Avg Distance: 11.21 miles.
  • Max Distance: 11.21 miles (Single cycle).

Data from: Garmin Connect.