Falling back in love with train journeys!

Today, I had to use three trains to get from Paisley to Grantham. The first train took me from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central. Then, I of course had to walk from Glasgow Central to Glasgow Queen Street.

I could have got the 5:15pm to Edinburgh Waverley, but it was way to busy. So I waited till the 5:30pm ScotRail service, which worked out better, since it was a Class 365, eight-carriage train.

Still can’t believe how much better the Glasgow–Edinburgh via Falkirk line, since the electrification project. Just hope, that next time, I use the line. I get to use one of the Class 385 trains!

Once in Edinburgh, it was time to wait for the 7:36pm service to Grantham. Got to say, that LNER is so better than Virgin Trains! Which is, one of the main reasons I stopped going by train!

Also Adam the train manager was so funny!! He was coming out with things like “the buffet car is located in coach H for hungry” and “If you are still standing and not a fan of Elton John head to coaches E and F”



Paisley Gilmour Street railway station ✅

I can now add Paisley Gilmour Street railway, to the list of railway stations, that I’ve used!

Paisley Gilmour Street railway station
Paisley Gilmour Street railway station
Paisley Gilmour Street railway station

More photos can be found @ www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/railway-stations/paisley-gilmour-street/

Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle 2018

Got to say that Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle 2018 was so much fun! The weather could not have been better, was dry, mainly sunny, but a bit on windy side at times!

It was even better, since this year, since I talked a mate into joining me! Hello Mark! He enjoyed it, so much! He said, he’s more than up for joining me next year! Let’s just hope, he does not come off his bike next year!

We did 35.73 miles, I was hoping to do more… Then Mark, has not been doing that much cycling this year, so his body, is not fully use to doing longer cycles. He’s now got a year, to get himself ready for next years event!

You can check out, our route at www.strava.com/activities/1733463546

Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle 2018

 

Le Col by Wiggins 100 Mile Challenge ✅

That’s me just completed another Strava challenge. This time the Le Col by Wiggins 100 Mile Challenge.

Please do check out my profile at www.strava.com/athletes/gsvalentine and better still follow me. Oh and do remember, if it’s not on Strava, it did not happen! FACT!!!!

? UK TV programmes to watch this week : 28/07/2018

The Five Billion Pound Super Sewer (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 31st July 2018)

Following workers across London over three years as they race to build an enormous supersewer on time and on budget. In this third and final episode of the series, tunnelling in central London finally begins.

Celebrity Five Go Caravanning (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 3rd August 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, Sonia and Brian Capron embark on the second leg of their Cornwall odyssey. The boys make a detour to the picturesque fishing village of Polperro, whilst the girls decide to cycle the Camel trail. Then the gang reunite and head to Helston to mark the end of their journey.

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

Follow Scott Redding on Strava

This is one of the many reasons, why I love Strava! You get hot famous lads, like Scott Redding, posting these sort of photos…

Make sure you follow him at www.strava.com/athletes/5849606. While you, are at it, give me a wee follow at www.strava.com/athletes/gsvalentine.

Can’t wait for Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle 2018

Really starting to look forward to the Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle 2018, which takes place this Saturday (27th July 2018). This will be my fourth time! But only my second time, going with someone else! Which means, you can look forward to lot’s of photos, all going well!!

Here are two photos from the very first Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle, way back in 2013!

Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle 2013
Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle 2013

Here are links to the stats from each time, that I’ve done the Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle.

2013 – connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/352867182 – 22.75 miles.

2016 – connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1280102960 – 38.72 miles.

2017 – connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1883064874 – 46.63 miles.

Let’s hope this time, I can do over 50 miles!

? UK TV programmes to watch this week : 21/07/2018

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.

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