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 072019
 

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

Aug 032019
 

Got to say that Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle 2019 was so much fun! The weather could not have been better, was dry, mainly sunny and a lot less windy than it was last year!

This year, I did 36.68 miles. So up on last years 35.73 miles. Also I made it into London a hour later this time. Got into London Kings X just after 11:00am. Last year, was in London by 10am!!

Already starting to look forward to next years! It gets bigger and bigger each year!

You can check out, the route at www.strava.com/activities/2587105927



Aug 022019
 

Really starting to look forward to the Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle 2019, which takes place tomorrow (3rd August 2019). This will be my 5th, time going :).

Here are some photos from the 2013 and 2018, Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle events.

Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle 2013
Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle 2013
Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle 2018

Here are links to the stats from each time, that I’ve done the Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle.

2013 – connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/352867182 – 22.75 miles.

2016 – connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1280102960 – 38.72 miles.

2017 – connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1883064874 – 46.63 miles.

2018 – connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2887109984 – 35.74 miles.

Total = 143.84 miles.

Jul 272019
 

Who remembers this photo, from 11 years ago?!?!? It just popped up on my Facebook Memories. Got to say, we both really did look great in Lycra 🙂

Mike and myself cycling

More photos of us two, can be seen at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/gordon-mike/

%d bloggers like this: