Aug 122017
 

Easyjet: Inside the Cockpit (itv | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 14th August 2017)

Documentary series following new recruits as they train to become pilots for easyJet. The airline has launched a large drive to recruit more pilots from all walks of life, including a particular focus on hiring more female pilots. The programme follows the rookies as they take their first steps from the flight-school classroom, into the flight simulator, and finally flying with hundreds of paying passengers on board. Becoming a pilot involves dedication and determination – but does the reality live up to the recruits’ dreams of flying high?

The Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes (more4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 15th August 2017)

There’s a palpable sense of urgency in the air in the Dales as lambing season starts for the hill farming Dawson family, with the arrival of forty lambs per day. In Swaledale, at Britain’s highest pub, the Tan Hill Inn, Vanessa and Nigel have survived the winter months but must now decide if running one of the remotest hostelries in Britain is really for them. Also, Ribblesdale primary, a 300-year-old village school in Horton, faces closure. And gamekeeper David Hutchinson and his team begin preparing the fells and woods for the shooting season.

Saving Lives at Sea (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 16th August 2017)

Documentary following the men and women of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). In the first episode, a father and daughter find themselves treading water for almost an hour, hundreds of metres out at sea, after being swept out by a rip current. In Kinsale, Ireland, three fishermen swim for their lives as their trawler is smashed on to rocks. And in London, an unlucky tourist is minutes from hypothermia after his attempt to take a selfie lands him in the Thames.

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

Aug 122017
 

This time 8 years ago, I would have been cycling between Loch Ness and Glencoe! A distance of 58.3 miles with a elevation gain of 761 metres.

For some reason, not sure why, don’t have a single photo from this day! Maybe it was raining, which it did do a hell of a lot during the cycle!

But of course, you can still check out the route, I took at www.strava.com/activities/445506847.

 

Aug 122017
 

It’s 100% official, I am doing the End to End cycle again in 2019! I’ve also, already talked someone into joining me!!!

Aug 112017
 

This time, 8 years ago I would have been cycling from Carbisdale Castle to Loch Ness. A distance of 63.1 miles. Of course, next time I do the cycle, really need to make sure that I take many more photos!


You can check route between we took between Carbisdale Castle to Loch Ness @ www.strava.com/activities/445506866

Aug 102017
 

WOW! I can’t believe that 8 years ago today, I was well into the second day of the JOGLE cycle. More information about the cycle can be found at www.endtoend-cycle.com.

Aug 102017
 

This time, 8 years ago I would have been cycling between Tongue to Carbisdale Castle. A distance of 47.9 miles. Still can’t believe that I did it!

Here is some breaking news, I’ve hoping to do it again in the summer of 2019! But can’t stay at Carbisdale Castle again, since it’s no longer a youth hostel! 🙁





You can check route between we took between Tongue to Carbisdale Castle @ www.strava.com/activities/445506834

Aug 092017
 

WOW! Was it really 8 years ago today, that I started an adventure of a life time? Yep it really was! On this day back in 2009, I started the first day of the End to End cycle. So in other words cycling all the way from John O’Groats at the top of mainland Scotland to Land’s End! A cycle of 990 miles, taken 16 days!

Here are some photos from day one, which took us from John O’Groats to Tongue a distance of 64.23 miles.


Mike and myself @ John O'Groats


You can also check out the route we took @ www.strava.com/activities/445506836.

Aug 072017
 

So Nick is back at some point in October for another cycle or two… Which Lycra, would you love to see him wearing next? So far, he’s wore the BMC Racing Team kit and the Vermarc Etixx Quick-Step Cycling Team kit.

Check out www.gordon-valentine.com/cycling/cycling-gear/ to see what, other Lycra I have. Then comment, below saying which gear, you would like to see him wearing next!

Nick and myself cycling
Nick and myself cycling

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