Just missed out on the longest cycle of 2017!

I just missed out on doing the longest cycle of the year! I did 63.19 miles, when the longest of the year so far is 63.33 miles! So I just missed out! Oh well! Gives me a reason to try doing a longer one this month!

You can check out the route, I took over at www.strava.com/activities/1161977937.

Here are some great photos from the Grantham Canal section of the route!

Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 2014
Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 2014
Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 2014

FreeSports launch delayed on Freesat

The launch of FreeSports on Freesat has been delayed. Should have been launched today on channel 252.

But it did launch has planned on Freeview/YouView channel number 95. You need a device that is compatible with Freeview HD or Freeview Play.

More information be be found over at www.a516digital.com/2017/08/faq-new-sports-channel-freesports.html.

UK railway stations list : updated 30-Aug-2017

I can now add Hathersage and Sheffield to the list of UK railway stations that I’ve used!

Check out the full list at www.gordon-valentine.com/travel/railways/uk-national-rail-network/.

Most Steps in a Month : August 2017

That’s me just set even more personal records on the Garmin Connect website. I’ve just set a new, most steps in a month! So far done 443,906 steps this month and August is not even over yet!

Also my longest goal streak now stands at 115 days!!

Regent’s Canal, Tick ✅

I can now say, that along with Cooper. I’ve now walked the whole of the Regent’s Canal in London from Limehouse Basin to Paddington Basin.

The first part of the walk took us from Limehouse Basin to London Canal Museum a distance of 7.3 miles!

Then we took a boat trip from the London Canal Museum through the Islington Tunnel, which is the longest canal tunnel in the south of England!  If ever in the London area, I would really recommend you do! More info can be found out at canalmuseum.gttix.com/productdetails.aspx?productid=4720.

Then the second part of the walk took us from the London Canal Museum to Paddington Basin a distance of 5.2 miles!

Here are some photos from the walk!

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 26/08/2017

Casualty (BBC 1/HD | 8:45pm to 9:35pm | Saturday 26th August 2017)

Conditions at the refugee camp cause a member of the ED team to take drastic action. In Holby, recent events are taking their toll on Jez.

Diana, 7 Days (BBC 1/HD | 7:30pm to 9:05pm | Sunday 27th August 2017)

In August 1997, the tragic death of Diana, Princess of Wales, stunned her family and catapulted the British public into one of the most extraordinary weeks in modern history. This programme hears from some of those most affected and those in the public eye at the time, such as Diana’s sons Prince William and Prince Harry, her siblings Earl Spencer and Lady Sarah McCorquodale, former prime minister Tony Blair and members of the royal household. What was it about Diana that resulted in such an outpouring of grief? And what does that week reveal about Britain’s relationship with the monarchy, then and now?

Saving Lives at Sea (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 29th August 2017)

Documentary following the men and women of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). In Ireland, the Castletownbere crew race to rescue a lone yachtsman who has lost his mast and is drifting powerless in ten-metre waves, 45 miles out to sea. In Minehead, a woman on a clifftop walk has gone missing, and after 17 hours, the crew are called to search the shoreline. And for an injured horse rider on a remote beach, the Porthcawl crew are the only way to emergency medical help.

Manchester: 100 Days After the Attack (itv/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 29th August 2017)

In May 2017, a suicide bomber attacked a pop concert by Ariana Grande in Manchester, killing 22 people and seriously injuring 59. Many of the victims were children and their parents. This is the story of the events of that night and a city’s response over the past 100 days, featuring powerful and emotional testimony from those who were there and those who are rebuilding their lives. Narrated by Christopher Eccleston.

World’s Busiest Cities (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 30th August 2017)

Hong Kong. Dan Snow, Anita Rani and Ade Adepitan reveal the hidden systems and armies of people running some of the greatest cities on earth. This time, they are in Hong Kong, where space is at a premium and real estate is the most expensive in the world. Ade heads into the high rises to find people living in tiny spaces no larger than a cupboard. This former British colony, handed back to the Chinese in 1997, is a city driven by trade and commerce. Dan discovers how it is adapting to life in China’s embrace, while Anita learns about the city’s many traditions – from bamboo scaffolding to banishing bad spirits on the daily commute. Ade heads to the races at Happy Valley, and Dan discovers the history of the origins of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation – HSBC. Hong Kong is crowded, chaotic and facing an uncertain future. How does this city of contrasts manage the delicate daily balancing act that keeps it on track?

Lego Masters (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 31st August 2017)

The search for UK and Ireland’s most talented Lego builders continues. This week the teams must step up a gear and make their models move. They have to build a funfair with at least one spectacular supersized mechanical ride, complete with moving parts and characterful stories in miniature form. While an inventive spinning laser ride draws the crowds to one fairground, a sandwich-stealing shark is a pest at another. The judges also throw them a curve ball with their unplanned challenge, where the teams find themselves having to quickly build a vehicle with no time to prepare. But that’s not the only surprise in store, as halfway through the challenge the judges give each team a new mode of transport and announce that they must create a hybrid of the two. One team must go home, so who will rise to the challenge and who has laid their very last brick in the Build Room?

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

Second 40+ mile of the week!

So pleased with myself, just back in from the 40+ mile cycle of the week! This time, I did 43.79 miles! Still really need to try getting a 50+ cycle in before the month is out!

You can check out the route, I took over at www.strava.com/activities/1150062939.

Oh and here are some photos from the cycle! Make sure you comment!

Vermarc Etixx Quick-Step Cycling Team
Vermarc Etixx Quick-Step Cycling Team
Vermarc Etixx Quick-Step Cycling Team

Finished the End to End cycle 8 years ago!

Today 8 years ago, was the last day of End to End cycle! Even to this day, still can’t believe I did it! Try cycling for an average of 66 miles, every day for 15 days in a row and still how you feel! The total distance was 990.30 miles! Which took me 85 hours 22 minutes 40 seconds!

Somewhere on the last day of the End to End cycle
Celebrating at Land’s End
Celebrating at Land’s End

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