The Bugsy explores map is getting bigger!

Can’t believe we (Mark G and myself) only got Bugsy on 11th March 2022! He’s already been to so many places… His exploring map will grow and grow FAST!

Check out his photos and map over at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/bugsy/

Easter Monday 2022 Cycle

Happy days, did my second cycle for two days in row! I did 15.71 miles. which takes my monthly total up to 74.37 miles. Still, way, way behind in this point last year…

You can check out the route, I took at www.strava.com/activities/7002347631

Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018

Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018

VeloViewer Infographic : 18 April 2022 @veloviewer

Going by my VeloViewer Infographic, I’ve had 108 active days so far in 2022! Which means, I’ve done at least one cycle or walk each day so far this year!

Hard to believe, that I’ve still done more walking so far in 2022, than cycling! Only cycled 234 miles, but I’ve walked 406 miles!

Where it says running… That’s my walking data!

Now done 40% of #walk1000miles – 2022

That’s me now done 40% of #walk1000miles. So 400.75 miles down and 599.25 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 : 16/04/2022

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 7:10pm to 8:00pm | Sunday 17th April 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

In this swashbuckling Easter special, the Doctor, Yaz and Dan travel back to the 19th-century and a run-in with notorious pirate queen Madame Ching, who is on the hunt for a legendary lost treasure. An old enemy is rising from the depths, and the Doctor is soon drawn into a confrontation with the ocean-dwelling Sea Devils.

Grand Designs: The Street (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 20th April 2022)

Kevin McCloud follows more couples building their own homes in Graven Hill, Oxfordshire. Vineet and Simmi have engaged a friend from the community to construct their new home, blurring the line between friendship and business – and things become even trickier when Vineet changes his mind about the layout mid-project. Prabhjot and Shalini’s new-build is a super-quick kit house which should go up in a matter of weeks. But with such a close community, their home will need to take their friends’ tastes into account as well as their own.

Kate Humble’s Coastal Walks (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 22nd April 2022)

On the Scottish Borders, Kate walks almost 15 miles from the historic fishing village of St Abbs to England’s most northerly town, Berwick Upon Tweed. Her trek starts on St Abbs Head, from where she descends to St Abbs harbour, named after a Northumbrian Princess and Saint, Ebba, who was shipwrecked and founded a nearby monastery in the 7th century.

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

Middle of April 2022 most popular photos

Below are the top five most looked at photos on this website so far during April 2022.

Number 1 (32 views) : Synergy Gunmetal Trisuit
Synergy Gunmetal Trisuit

Number 2 (32 views) : JOCKMAIL Jockstrap
JOCKMAIL Jockstrap

Number 3 (20 views) : Wetsuit walk
Wetsuit walk

Number 4 (20 views) : adidas Varilite Down Hooded Jacket
adidas Varilite Down Hooded Jacket

Number 5 (17 views) : Synergy Gunmetal Trisuit
Synergy Gunmetal Trisuit

Love these photos? Many more at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/me/2022/

Now done 38% of #walk1000miles – 2022

That’s me now done 38% of #walk1000miles. So 380.12 miles down and 619.88 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 : 09/04/2022

Rock Family Trees: The Birth of Cool Britannia (BBC 2/HD | 10:15pm to 11:15pm | Saturday 9th April 2022)
** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Sara Cox reveals the story behind the birth of Britpop and how a handful of like-minded musicians paved the way for a revolution in British music. The programme explores the intricately connected lineage of Suede, Elastica and Blur, featuring interviews with Brett Anderson, Justine Frischmann, Mat Osman, Justin Welch and numerous other key players to chart the friendships, fall-outs and changing line-ups.

Thatcher & Reagan: A Very Special Relationship (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 10th April 2022)

Charles Moore concludes his examination of the alliance between UK prime minister Margaret Thatcher and US president Ronald Reagan in the 1980s by looking at how their mutual trust was tested to the limit as they sought a way to end the Cold War. With contributions by Bernard Ingham, Malcolm Rifkind, Peter Robinson, Dov Zakheim, Charles Powell and Ken Adelman.

Should I Buy An Electric Car? (Channel 5/HD | 7:00pm to 7:55pm | Wednesday 13th April 2022)

Alexis Conran takes an in-depth look at electric cars as he asks all the questions that motorists looking to make the switch from petrol to electric are asking.

Grand Designs: The Street (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 13th April 2022)

Kevin McCloud returns to Graven Hill in Oxfordshire, the UK’s largest mass self-build site, to witness the trials, setbacks and successes of those who are designing and building their own, highly individual homes. First up are Carlos and Maite, who have ambitious plans to build a bold, Spanish-inspired home. But Maite does not just want to live in it, she is also designing it – without any professional qualifications. Meanwhile, co-presenter Natalie Huq follows the birth of a new street in Glasgow, where the local council have given six families an opportunity to construct their own homes on a small plot – beginning with an American-style ranch.

Meet Joe Black (BBC 1/HD | 10:40pm to 1:30am | Wednesday 13th April 2022)
** FILM OF THE WEEK **

Death takes over the body of a recently deceased young man, and embarks on a mission to claim the life of a powerful media tycoon, but ends up falling in love with his daughter instead – leaving him on the horns of a dilemma. Remake of 1934 romantic fantasy Death Takes a Holiday, starring Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins and Claire Forlani.

Cornwall: A Year by the Sea (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 14th April 2022)

In a bid to extend the season and entice guests to Cornwall in winter, Veryan and Richard make sure the Headland is as festive as possible, deploying an army of volunteers to decorate the hotel. Winter is about sardines for Tom, as he crews on another boat for his friend Will.

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

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