Author: gsvalentine

About gsvalentine

I am a 35-year-old guy, who lives in Stamford, in the East Midlands, England. I was born in Chorley, Lancashire, England, on the 29th September 1979. Most people don’t believe me that I was born in England due to my strong Scottish accent. My star sign is Libra. I am 5’9” tall, 30″ waist, with blonde hair, which is sometimes short, sometimes long. I have light brown eyes. Which most people think are very sexy. I just don’t see it, myself.

Now done 98% of #walk1000miles – 2020

walk1000miles - 2020That’s me now done 98% of #walk1000miles. So 981.11 miles down and only 18.89 miles remaining! Had been hoping to have completed it by today… Now looking like Wednesday or Thursday next week.

Since I started doing the #walk1000miles challenge back in 2018. This will be earlyish in year, I have completed it! In 2018, I walked 1000 miles by the 30th August. Last year, took me much longer, was not done till the 17th October.

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

FUTURUM PROFORMANCE 160 Challenge ✅

FUTURUM PROFORMANCE 160That’s me completed yet another Strava challenge, this time the “FUTURUM-PROFORMANCE-160” challenge.

Please do check out my profile at www.strava.com/athletes/gsvalentine and better still follow me. Oh and do remember, if it’s not on Strava, it did not happen! FACT!!!!

Got Strava? Please give the following rides a kudos!

Got Strava? Please give the following rides a kudos! They are ones, from when I did the End to End cycle back in 2009. So back before Strava was even a thing! So uploaded the routes at a much later point….

Just after leaving the village of Glencoe on the fifth day of the End to End cycle

Really need a day out to Hunstanton again!

Long, long overdue to a day out to Hunstanton! Always have so much fun when I go! Here’s a look back to times, I went with Hobbz and Tyler (2010) and myself Nick and Myself (2015 & 2018).

Hunstanton with Hobbz and Tyler in 2010:-



Full set can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/days-out/20-07-2010/

Nick and Myself in 2015:-



Full set can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/days-out/06-07-2015/

Nick and Myself in 2018:-



Full set can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/days-out/06-07-2015/

First cycle of July 2020

Well that’s me just done my first cycle of July 2020! Yep it’s really July ready, where has the year gone?!?! But got to say, will be glad once this year is over!

It was only a short cycle of 12.61 miles. But after doing 41.62 miles yesterday, more than pleased with that total! My legs after that cycle felt great, just not my hands. So ordered myself some gloves. Not had cycling ones, in a good number of years! So time, I fixed that!

You can check out the route over at www.strava.com/activities/3698367916

Oh and yes, I was back in my favourite skinsuit again! Don’t worry, it’s been washed a good number of times now!! 🙂

Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018
Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018

June 2020 cycling statistics

June tuned out to be another great for month for cycling! Ended up doing 446.30 miles, so 16.51 more miles, than in May. Also did the longest cycle for the year so far, did 41.63 miles. Also set a new max speed of the year so far, of 36 mph!

Remember you can follow my cycling adventures over at www.strava.com/athletes/gsvalentine.

Here is the data from June 2020:-

  • Total cycles: 21.
  • Total Distance: 446.30 miles.
  • Total Time: 35:21:20 (h:m:s).
  • Avg Speed: 12.5 mph.
  • Max Time: 03:07:30 (h:m:s).
  • Max Speed: 36 mph.
  • Avg Distance: 21.25 miles.
  • Max Distance: 41.63 (Single cycle)

Data from: Garmin Connect.

Here are my favourite cycling photos from the month:-

Myself at Clipsham Yew Tree Avenue
Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018
Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018

June 2020 most popular photos

Below are the top five most looked at photos on this website during June 2020.

Number 1 (107 views) : Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018
Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018

Number 2 (77 views) : Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018
Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018

Number 3 (74 views) : Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018
Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018

Number 4 (63 views) : Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018 + Clejuso handcuffs
Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018 + Clejuso handcuffs

Number 5 (46 views) : Got very wet while cycling
Got very wet while cycling

Summer of Skratch Challenge ✅

Summer of SkratchThat’s me completed yet another Strava challenge, this time the “Summer of Skratch” challenge.

Please do check out my profile at www.strava.com/athletes/gsvalentine and better still follow me. Oh and do remember, if it’s not on Strava, it did not happen! FACT!!!!

Now done 95% of #walk1000miles – 2020

walk1000miles - 2020That’s me now done 95% of #walk1000miles. So 950 miles down and 50 miles remaining! Hoping to have done, 1000 miles by Sunday :).

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

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