Climbed Ben Nevis four years ago!

WOW! Where has the time gone? Four years ago today, Nick and myself climbed Ben Nevis, which is of course, the highest mountain in the British Isles! Standing at 1,345 metres above sea level. Still can’t believe that we both did it!!

Check out the route we took at www.strava.com/activities/1088565730

Here are some photos + vlog, from a truly amazing day!

More photos can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/uk-named-summits/ben-nevis-17-07-2017/

Love my black motorcycle helmet

Last night after work, a cute lad was walking around Tesco wearing a motorcycle helmet, using it has a face covering!! Had to stop myself from going WOW, out loud! Something vert sexy/hot about a CUTE lad wearing a motorcycle helmet!!

Wetsuit fun at railway station

RST Pro Series 1 Piece Leather Suit

Wearing my back helmet at Elton and Orston railway station

Many more photos be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/black-helmet/

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 17/07/2021

A Lake District Farm Shop (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Saturday 17th July 2021)

A master butcher teaches primary school children to make cumberland sausages the traditional way, while a young entrepreneur cooks up a spicy new preserve for the service station shelves, but hjas to convince the head food buyer that it is worth stocking. The service station’s head lifestyle buyer pays a visit to a ceramicist who has been supplying the farm shop for 20 years.

Secrets of the London Underground (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 19th July 2021) ** NEW SERIES **

Tim Dunn and Siddy Holloway explore the abandoned branch line between Holborn and Aldwych, and at Holloway Road they find out about the Tube’s only spiral escalator.

How the Victorians Built Britain (Channel 5/HD | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Wednesday 21st July 2021)

Michael Buerk discovers how Britain’s first `super sewer” cleaned up the capital, and inspired a fresh water revolution that would change the lives of millions of Victorians. He begins his journey in the cesspits of Victorian high society to discover the depths to which the capital sank to keep itself clean. Michael also heads to the pub to find out how boozing brewers helped unlock the key to ridding London of the deadliest epidemic since the Great Plague.

How the Victorians Built Britain (Channel 5/HD | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Thursday 22nd July 2021)

Michael Buerk discovers how the Victorians took on the world of exploration and adventure, and brought it home to Britain for everyone to share. His voyage of discovery begins at the Natural History Museum, where Michael comes face to face with a dinosaur that changed the course of history. He travels to the Victorian `living museum” – London Zoo – to find out about the way scientific study of the birds and the beasts led to the first ever public zoo.

Fishing Scotland’s Lochs and Rivers (Channel 5/HD | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Friday 23rd July 2021)

Fern Britton, Ian Botham, Linford Christie, Les Dennis and Rosemary Shrager embark on a road trip which sees them travelling from East to West, from the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. They take in the picturesque sights, the fascinating history, and land the catch of the day.

Wonderful Wales with Michael Ball (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 23rd July 2021)

The singer and broadcaster takes a trip around West Wales. Starting his journey above the river Tywi at the majestic Dinefwr castle, Michael learns about Lord Rhys one of the forefathers of the arts culture in Wales, before heading for the coast. Later, he joins wildlife expert Lizzie Daly on a boat trip around Ramsey Island in search of the fastest bird in the world.

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

Now done 77% of #walk1000miles – 2021

walk1000miles - 2021That’s me now done 77% of #walk1000miles. So 770 miles down and 230 miles remaining!

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

Middle of July 2021 most popular photos

Below are the top five most looked at photos on this website during July 2021.

Number 1 (49 views) : Synergy Red Trisuit and Pup Play
Synergy Red Trisuit and Pup Play

Number 2 (43 views) : First time in a hot tub
First time in a hot tub

Number 3 (40 views) : White Morphsuit
White Morphsuit

Number 4 (30 views) : White Under Armour HeatGear 2.0 Shorts
White Under Armour HeatGear 2.0 Shorts

Number 5 (28 views) : First time in a hot tub
First time in a hot tub

That’s me cycled, 2,000.1 miles so far in 2021!

That’s me now cycled, 2,000.1 miles so far in 2021. Which I am really pleased with, but still way off the 4,194.8 miles, I did in total last year!

Here are some photos from today’s cycle! Yep, wearing the Synergy Red Cycling Skinsuit again!

Synergy Red Cycling Skinsuit

Synergy Red Cycling Skinsuit

Synergy Red Cycling Skinsuit

My favourite photos so far during July 2021

Here are my favourite photos, of myself so far during July 2021… Can tell, my mental health is a far better place. Since my photos have become way more fun again!!

RST Pro Series 1 Piece Leather Suit
RST Pro Series 1 Piece Leather Suit
2XU P:1 Propel wetsuit
2XU P:1 Propel wetsuit
Synergy Red Trisuit and Pup Play
Synergy Red Trisuit and Pup Play
Synergy Red Cycling Skinsuit
Synergy Red Cycling Skinsuit

 

Neoprene Pup Hood
Neoprene Pup Hood

Check out www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/page/archive/2021-07/ for the rest of my photos from July 2021.

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 10/07/2021

A Lake District Farm Shop (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Saturday 10th July 2021)

Documentary following a family-run shop in the Lake District and the local people who produce its goods. The first episode features a ramen chef who hopes the shop’s managers will stock his new recipe. A baker looks to the landscape for inspiration in making bread, and a butcher heads to the fells to hand-pick the Herdwick Lambs to be sold on his counter.

MOTD: Euro 2020 Live (BBC 1/HD/UHD | 7:00pm to 10:35pm | Sunday 11th July 2021) ** COME ON ENGLAND **

Italy v England (Kick-off 8.00pm). Gary Lineker presents coverage of the final, as the champions are crowned at Wembley Stadium. After a nervy semi-final appearance that saw them overcome a deficit for the first time during the tournament, Gareth Southgate’s England players secured their place in the final of a major competition for just the second time in history. Their opponents have a rich pedigree, having won the World Cup four times and the European Championships once, and come into this match on the back of a 32-game unbeaten run. With analysis from Alan Shearer, Rio Ferdinand and Jurgen Klinsmann.

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 14th July 2021)

Kevin McCloud revisits professional deep-sea diver Adrian Corrigall and his wife Megan, who planned to build their new family home in rural East Sussex almost entirely out of concrete, with construction involving cutting-edge technologies conceived in Switzerland and never used to build a house before. With both the schedule and the budget under strain, Adrian was forced to resume work as a North Sea diver, leaving Megan juggling this messy and challenging build, all the while looking after three young children. By 2018, water leaks were still to be addressed, the majority of the spaces were raw and unfinished, and the family were still a long way away from moving into their concrete dream. Two and a half years later, with the house now fully complete, Kevin returns to see what living in a cutting-edge concrete bunker is really like.

Our NHS: A Hidden History (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 15th July 2021)

David Olusoga explores the hidden history of the nurses, doctors and health workers who, for more than 70 years, have been arriving from overseas to serve in the NHS. Without them the NHS would have been in danger of collapse – not least during the current Covid-19 crisis. From its origins, the story of this beloved institution has been intertwined with one of the most divisive social and political issue of the age – immigration – and those who came to work in the NHS have found themselves fighting battles of hostility they neither sought nor expected. However, as Olusoga reveals, their stories say as much about perseverance, dedication and the overcoming of obstacles as they do about discrimination and prejudice.

Wonderful Wales with Michael Ball (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 16th July 2021)

The singer and broadcaster heads to mid Wales, making his way to the north of the country. His first stop is a familiar seaside town he is extremely fond of – Aberystwyth. This is where he did his first paid acting job, and Michael meets a friendly face from his summer performing in Godspell. Next, he drops in for lunch with the spectacular red kites of Mid Wales. Michael then checks in to restaurant Ynyshir on the Dyfi estuary for a Michelin-starred experience hosted by multi-award-winning chef Gareth Ward.

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

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