Now done 19% of #walk1000miles – 2020

walk1000miles - 2020That’s me now done 19% of #walk1000miles. So 190.19 miles down and 809.82 miles left to go!

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 29/02/2020

Britain by Barge - 06-03-2020 - YouView appTop Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 1st March 2020)

Paddy McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris put emergency vehicles to the test to see if the fire brigade, the police or the ambulance service has the fastest vehicles. Chris pays tribute to rally driver Colin McRae, Paddy puts the new BMW M8 through its paces, and comedian Tom Allen joins the team in the studio.

Saving Lives at Sea (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 4th March 2020)

Documentary telling the story of the unpaid volunteers who sacrifice their free time to staff more than two hundred RNLI lifeboat stations across the UK. In the final episode, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution volunteers race to rescue two teenagers stuck in mud in Cleethorpes on the Humber estuary before the incoming tide overwhelms them. Elsewhere, a team in Devon help a crew of a yacht shipwrecked on a notorious sand bar, and a routine call to pick up a boat that has broken its moorings becomes a race to save a family of four.

The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard (Channel 5/HD | 7:30pm to 8:30pm | Friday 6th March 2020)

The annual steam gala is held and this year, in a bid to generate as much cash as possible, the railway decides to put on a show with a record 15 locos coming from all over the country for a weekend steam spectacular. The star-studded line-up includes the iconic Union of South Africa. This engine, a sister to the Mallard, the fastest steam loco ever built, is due to be retired, so this will be one of the last opportunities to see it. However, Piglet is optimistic for a home win with the 9F, the last remaining example of one of the most powerful class of engines ever built in Britain.

Britain by Barge (Channel 5/HD | 8:30pm to 9:45pm | Friday 6th March 2020)

On the second part of the Scottish leg, Bill Oddie, Jennie Bond, Anne Diamond and Pete Waterman join the Glasgow and Edinburgh Union Canal, rising lock, stock and barge up the Falkirk wheel before heading east. Anne and Jennie encounter the ghost of William Burke – of Burke and Hare fame – as they travel through the Falkirk tunnel, which he helped build as an Irish navvy. Pete goes digging for industrial treasure at an old railway terminus and Bill gets to look down on the birds for once as the barges take to the air on the longest aqueduct in Scotland.

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

Le Col 110km Challenge ✅

Le Col 110km ChallengeThat’s me completed yet another Strava challenge, should also get another tomorrow! This time the “Le Col 110km 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!!!!

My overall stats for this challenge:-

  • Distance – 77.7 miles
  • Moving Time – 7 hours, 17 minutes
  • Elevation Gain –  3,629 feet
  • Elapsed Time – 12 hours, 46 minutes

YouTube comments are not showing up!

No idea why, but the comments are not showing up on my newest YouTube video! Right now it’s only showing two comments, but had emails from YouTube saying it’s had more!

So here are some of ones, it’s not showing:-

paul kent commented: “You can probably make a claim on your house insurance, or bank account insurance pack. Or even your bike insurance.”

Rick Barkley commented: “Looking hot in your spiderman suite.”

maxi Purainer commented: “Nice 👌 can you next time put the Mask on?”

Stephen Graham commented: “Your video camera is still going strong! You look great in that Spidey suit.”

February Commute Challenge ✅

February Commute Challenge - Feb 2020That’s me completed yet another Strava challenge, should also get another tomorrow! This time the “February Commute 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!!!!

My overall stats for this challenge:-

  • Distance – 4.3 miles
  • Moving Time – 52 minutes
  • Elevation Gain – 174 feet
  • Elapsed Time – 54 minutes

So happy, that Matt is back soon…

So happy, that I will be seeing Matt again, in May! Yes I know, it’s number of months away, but it will soon come around!

Matt G wearing the O'Neill 5/4 Mutant wetsuit

Matt G and myself both in wetsuits

More photos can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/gordon-matt/

WOW! First time on a hovercraft

WOW! That was so much fun! Went on a hovercraft for the first time in my life! If ever in the Portsmouth and are thinking of going over to the Isle of Wight, I would really recommend it!

For more information, check out www.hovertravel.co.uk.


More photos from my visit to the Isle of Wight, can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/england/isle-of-wight/

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