Aug 122019
 

So happy, while I was waiting for my friend at Grantham railway station. The LNER Class 800, Flying Scotsman train pulled in 🙂

LNER Class 800 Azuma 800104 at Grantham railway station
LNER Class 800 Azuma 800104 at Grantham railway station
LNER Class 800 Azuma 800104 at Grantham railway station

Check out www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/trains/class-800/ for even more Class 800 photos.

Aug 112019
 

This time, 10 years ago, I would have been cycling from Carbisdale Castle to Loch Ness. A distance of 63.13 miles, with an elevation gain of 1,100 metres.

Check out the route, over at www.strava.com/activities/445506866 and please do give me a kudos.

On the B9176, looking back towards Dornoch Firth
Loch Ness on the third day of the End to End cycle

Aug 102019
 

This time, 10 years ago, I would have been cycling between Tongue to Carbisdale Castle. A distance of 45 miles, with an elevation gain of 873 metres.

Since doing the cycle, Carbisdale Castle is no longer a youth hostel. It closed it repair in 2011. But never reopened! 🙁

Check out the route, over at www.strava.com/activities/445506834 and please do give me a kudos.

Somewhere on the second day of the End to End cycle
Somewhere on the second day of the End to End cycle
Outside the Carbisdale Castle youth hostel

Aug 092019
 

WOW!! The Peterborough Greyhounds jersey, still fits me, 10 years after doing the End to End cycle.

Peterborough Greyhounds jersey
Peterborough Greyhounds jersey

More photos can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/cycling/gear/peterborough-greyhounds-jersey/

Aug 092019
 

This time, 10 years ago, I would have been cycling between John O’Groats to Tongue. A distance of 64.22 miles, with an elevation gain of 1,237 metres. It was the first, time I had ever been to that part of Scotland and till this day, can’t believe how totally amazing the views were!

Check out the route, over at www.strava.com/activities/445506836 and please do give me a kudos. Only had two so far! That’s due to Strava, not being a thing back then!

Mike and myself at the unofficial sign post, John O'Groats
Mike and myself getting our photo taken at the start of the End to End cycle
Myself with Dounreay nuclear power station in the background
Somewhere on the first day of the End to End cycle

Aug 082019
 

Somewhere on the first day of the End to End cycleSorry, that I will be boring you all, with stuff about the End to End cycle, that I did 10 years ago… But still, all these years later, can’t believe that I did!

Do please feel, to check out route on Strava. Even, better why not give each day, a give kudos?!? Since, when I did the cycle, Strava was not even a thing!

Aug 082019
 

Would you believe it?!?! This time, 10 years ago, I would have been in John O’Groats. Which can only mean one thing. It was just one sleep, till I started doing the John O’Groats to Land’s End (JOGLE) cycle. Which took me from John O’Groats at the very top mainland Scotland, to Lands End at the very end of England. A distance of just over 990 miles.

I would, still rate it, as one of the best things, I’ve ever done! Maybe also one of the hardest. That’s the bit, I did need to speak about! I did make it all the way, to end, which is the main thing!



Do please, also check out my John O’Groats to Land’s End (JOGLE) website.

Aug 082019
 

Found my police handcuffs, again at long last! Turns out, I’ve not used them since November 2017. So, long, long over-due to use again them!

Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 2014 + police handcuffs
Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 2014 + police handcuffs
Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 2014 + police handcuffs

Check out more photos of myself and others wearing them at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/bondage/police-handcuffs/

Aug 072019
 

I’ve just made a cycling gear photo galley! So it’s much faster, to find photos of myself, in sexy Lycra! 🙂

Aug 062019
 

That’s me now done 75% of #walk1000miles. So 751.37 miles down and only 248.63 miles left to go!

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

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