UK TV programmes to watch this week : 30/07/2022

MOTD Live: UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 (BBC 1/HD | 3:50pm to 7:45pm | Sunday 31st July 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

England v Germany (Kick-off 5.00pm). Gabby Logan presents coverage of the final, which takes place at Wembley Stadium, as the winners of the trophy lifted by the Netherlands in 2017 are crowned. Sarina Wiegman, the victorious manager five years ago, is now in charge of England and hopes are high of her repeating the feat. The Lionesses enjoyed an impressive group campaign that saw them score 14 goals without reply in victories over Austria, Norway and Northern Ireland, secured a hard-fought quarter-final win over Spain after extra time and then recorded a dominant 4-0 win over a Sweden side ranked second in the world in the last four. However, the Germans are record eight-time champions of Europe and cannot be written off, having defeated the likes of Spain, Denmark, the Dutch and France en route to the final. With commentary by Robyn Cowen and Rachel Brown Finnis, and analysis from Alex Scott and Ian Wright.

Inside the Factory (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 1st August 2022)

Gregg Wallace visits the 84-acre Alstom factory site in Derby to learn about the construction of a 187-ton five-carriage electric train, which takes up to 1,000 hours to complete. Meanwhile, Cherry Healey heads to the UK’s last remaining factory that produces aluminium via smelting, while Ruth Goodman explores the history of electric trains.

Susan Calman’s Big Seaside Holiday (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 5th August 2022)

The presenter’s seaside week is drawing to a close, but not before she stops at her final destination – Scarborough, a Yorkshire gem and a resort known for its historic charm. Susan kicks off her adventure by taking a trip on the historic cliff railway, where she’s greeted with fabulous views of the beach and surrounding area.

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

Fifth 30+ mile cycle of 2022

What is going on?!? Just done the fifth 30+ mile cycle of 2022! Really started to get them miles in, at long last!

So far done 908.8 miles this year…. That may sound good, but that’s still 1,237 miles down on this point last year!

You can check out the route at www.strava.com/activities/7543368585

Synergy Red Cycling Skinsuit

Synergy Red Cycling Skinsuit

Synergy Red Cycling Skinsuit

Cycle map 2022 : Updated 26th July 2022

Today’s 40 mile cycle, filled in even more of the 2022 cycling map! Here is all the places, I’ve cycled to between the 1st January 2022 and 26th July 2022.

Mapping data is from the amazing VeloViewer.

Second 40+ mile cycle of 2022!

Happy days! Just did my second 40+ mile cycle of 2022! Which also makes it the second longest cycle of the year so far! Next goal is doing 50+ miles of course!

You can check out the route at www.strava.com/activities/7532280962

Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018

Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018

Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018

Now done 75% of #walk1000miles – 2022

That’s me now done 75% of #walk1000miles. So 750.21 miles down and 249.79 miles remaining!

walk1000miles - 2022

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

Now done 74% of #walk1000miles – 2022

That’s me now done 74% of #walk1000miles. So 742.43 miles down and 257.57 miles remaining!

walk1000miles - 2022

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 : 23/07/2022

Commonwealth Games 2022 (BBC 1/HD | 7:00pm to 10:30pm | Thursday 28th July 2022)

Clare Balding introduces live coverage as the 22nd Commonwealth Games is officially opened at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium ahead of 11 days of top-class sporting competition. The creative team behind the ceremony includes Peaky Blinders’ writer and creator Steven Knight, and it is expected to showcase West Midlands talent and diversity. At the heart of the ceremony is the traditional Parade of Nations, where all the participating athletes walk behind the flags of their countries in a celebration of sporting unity. The ceremony culminates with the Competitors’ Oath and the finale to the Queen’s Baton Relay, which has travelled 90,000 miles around every nation and territory in the Commonwealth.

Neighbours (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:05pm | Friday 29th July 2022)

Jane and Mike go on a trip down memory lane, Susan struggles to accept the reality of what’s happening, and Toadie and Melanie’s wedding begins. Final two episodes of the long-running soap.

Neighbours: What Happened Next? (Channel 5/HD | 10:05pm to 11:35pm | Friday 29th July 2022)

Following the soap’s final episodes, a tribute to the residents of Ramsay Street and the stars that Neighbours shot to fame. Aside from a look at Kylie Minogue (Charlene Mitchell/Robinson) and Jason Donovan (Scott Robinson), who returned for the finale, there are also profiles of Guy Pearce (Mike Young) and Margot Robbie (Donna Freedman). Plus, interviews with the cast and crew, including Stefan Dennis (Paul Robinson), Annie Jones (Jane Harris), Ryan Moloney (Toadie), Jackie Woodburne (Susan Kennedy), and Alan Fletcher (Karl Kennedy).

Neighbours: All the Pop Hits & More, Especially For You (Channel 5/HD | 11:35pm to 12:30am | Friday 29th July 2022)

A look at some of the Ramsay Street actors who became pop stars, including Kylie Minogue (Charlene), Jason Donovan (Scott), and Delta Goodrem (Nina). Cameras also focus on Stefan Dennis (Paul) and his classic Don’t It Make You Feel Good?, and Natalie Imbruglia (Beth), who scored a 1997 smash with a cover of Ednaswap’s Torn.

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

What’s this?!?! Yep, been out another Lycra cycle!

Yep, been out yet another cycle! You can tell, I’ve started to run out of ideas for the titles!!

During the cycle, I did 24.78 miles. 1.96 of them were new miles, going by Wandrer.earth. In other words, roads I’ve never cycled on before!

You can check out the route at www.strava.com/activities/7505210893

Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 2014

Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 2014

Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 2014

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