It’s getting colder… It soon be time to put the skinsuit(s) away!

You can tell it’s now late September…. The weather has started to change! Doubt, I will be wearing Lycra skinsuits for much longer this year! It will soon be time, to look out the winter gear!

You can check out my route at www.strava.com/activities/7849618430

Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018

Now done 99% of #walk1000miles – 2022

That’s me now done 99% of #walk1000miles. So 990.15 miles down and just 9.85 miles remaining!

walk1000miles - 2022

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

First cycle in 15 days!

Happy days! Just done my first cycle in 15 days! Had just about forgotten, how good it feels to wear a Lycra skinsuit on the bike! Plus sure, you will have missed seeing me wearing it!! 😈

You can check out my route at www.strava.com/activities/7839147992

Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018

Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018

Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018

Now done 98% of #walk1000miles – 2022

That’s me now done 98% of #walk1000miles. So 985.03 miles down and just 14.97 miles remaining!

walk1000miles - 2022

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

Monsal Trail! Tick!

Well OK, I’ve walked the whole of the Monsal Trail before… But last time, we did it over two days! Walked to around the half way point from Bakewell. Then the following day, we walked from the other end at Blackwell Mill… Of course, had Cooper with us then…

This time, we walked the whole thing in one go… From start to end, then back to the start! Covering a total distance of 18.53 miles!

It was also the longest walk that Bugsy has EVER done in his life! So, very proud of him today!

Walking The Monsal Trail

Walking The Monsal Trail

Walking The Monsal Trail

You can check out the route we took at connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/9637724457 and www.strava.com/activities/7834897778

That was a fantastic trip to Scotland!

That was a fantastic trip to Scotland!! Did so much! Now looking to going back to work, for a rest!!!

Here are some of my favourite photos!

Rest And Be Thankful
Rest And Be Thankful
Puck's Glen
Puck’s Glen
Colintraive to Rhubodach ferry
Colintraive to Rhubodach ferry
Myself at Inveraray Jail
Myself at Inveraray Jail
Walking along the Forth and Clyde Canal
Walking along the Forth and Clyde Canal
Myself on Connel Bridge
Myself on Connel Bridge

Neil and myself at Ganavan Sands

Many more photos can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/me/2022/

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 17/09/2022

Michael Palin: Into Iraq (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 20th September 2022) ** NEW SERIES **

Michael embarks on an epic, revelatory journey through Iraq, one of the most dangerous and complex countries in the world. Following the Tigris river for more than 1,000 miles, from its source in eastern Turkey to the Persian Gulf, Michael wants to discover what life is like for the 40 million people who live in Iraq. It’s one of the very few parts of the world he hasn’t visited, but he’s been fascinated by it since he was a child.

The Repair Shop (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 21st September 2022)

The craftspeople hear the stories of more treasured items before bringing them back to life for their owners. Mark Stuckey is intrigued by a leather-bound book containing a secret radio, which the owner’s grandfather used as part of his work for the resistance during the Second World War. Julie and Amanda are entrusted with a 74-year-old teddy bear, given to the owner’s mum when she was 14 months old, and Jonathan Reid makes a pair of old seamstress scissors as sharp and shiny as the day they were bought. Finally, leather expert Suzie Fletcher brings a battered old school satchel back to life.

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 21st September 2022)

Kevin McCloud meets Zimbabwean-born Davi and Matt from Australia, who are determined to create a home to reflect their backgrounds, so set out to build a house in the Chess Valley with a radical multicultural design, which is especially daring for their commuter-belt suburb. Despite their inexperience and the technical difficulty of the steeply sloping site, Davi and Matt manage the venture themselves. But it’s not long before the problems begin.

Saving Lives at Sea (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 22nd September 2022)

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.

All Creatures Great and Small (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 22nd September 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

James struggles to get Siegfried to let him take the reins now that he is a junior partner at the practice, and teh pair clash when he learns how much money Skeldale could make from the Ministry of Agriculture’s lucrative bovine TB testing scheme. It takes Helen, Mrs Hall and a case of some mysteriously poisoned calves at Kate Billings’ farm to help James and Siegfried see that they’re better when they work together. Drama, starring Nicholas Ralph and Samuel West.

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

Amazing mini walk to Redkirk Point

That was an amazing mini walk from Redkirk to Redkirk Point! Which is a pronounced headland on the northern shore of the Solway Firth, with great views over to the Cumbrian Mountains.

Myself at Redkirk Point

Myself at Redkirk Point

Myself at Redkirk Point

You can check out the route at www.strava.com/activities/7817564032

Stopped off for walk + to do some “fun” pics

During the drive up to Scotland or/and on the way back, I always like to stop off and go walk! I did get a good walk in during my drive up…. But it was, way to wet to get any “fun” photos! But the weather on the way back, was much better!

Rangers Champions Home Shirt

Regulation Piped Locking Leather Collar

You can check out the route at www.strava.com/activities/7816970532

Now done 95% of #walk1000miles – 2022

That’s me now done 95% of #walk1000miles. So 957.64 miles down and 42.36 miles remaining!

walk1000miles - 2022

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

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