June – July Walk Challenge ✅

June - July Walk ChallengeThat’s me completed yet another Strava challenge, this time the “June – July Walk Challenge” one.

This one was hard going, had to complete a walk or hike activity twice a week for eight weeks. With a minimum 60 minutes per activity.

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!!!!

HOKA Ekiden Strava Challenge ✅

HOKA Ekiden Strava ChallengeThat’s me completed yet another Strava challenge, this time the “HOKA Ekiden Strava Challenge” one.

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 105% of #walk1000miles – 2020

walk1000miles - 2020That’s me now done 105% of #walk1000miles. So walked 1,052.62 miles this year. Hoping to do around 1,500 miles, before the year is out!

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

InterCity 125 passes Elton and Orston railway station

Today Mark T and myself went to Elton and Orston railway station, which is the least used station in Nottinghamshire. To watch the one of the Summer Saturday HST specials to Skegness.

Mark T and myself at Elton and Orston railway station
InterCity 125 passing Elton and Orston railway station
InterCity 125 passing Elton and Orston railway station

Climbed Ben Nevis three years ago!

WOW! Where has the time gone? Three years ago today, Nick and myself climbed Ben Nevis, which is of course, the highest mountain in the British Isles! Standing at 1,345 metres above sea level. Still can’t believe that we both did it!!

Check out the route we took at www.strava.com/activities/1088565730

Here are some photos + vlog, from a truly amazing day!





More photos from this set can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/uk-named-summits/ben-nevis-17-07-2017/.

Before and after my bike got fixed!

So glad, my bike has been fixed now and had a full service!

Here is what he looked like, before it got fixed! Sorry my bike is male, why would I want to ride a female! LOL!


Here is what, he looks like now! Just like having a new bike again! 🙂

Amp Human Love Your Trail Challenge ✅

Amp Human Love Your Trail ChallengeThat’s me completed yet another Strava challenge, this time the “Amp Human Love Your Trail Challenge” one.

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!!!!

Specialized Crosstrail Sport Disc ’16 bike is back on the road!

Happy days! At long, long last, I’ve got my Specialized Crosstrail Sport Disc ’16 bike fixed and fully serviced! I broke one of the cranks, way back in July of last year! So just need to put a new pedal on him and he’s good to go!!

It also needed, two new break pads, bottom bracket and a very good wash!


Back in the Regulation Rubber Bike Mask

That’s me back outside wearing the Regulation Rubber Bike Mask! Now that face coverings are to become compulsory in England’s shops from 24 July. I could well, end up wearing this much more often!!

Castelli Body Paint 3.3 Speed Suit
Castelli Body Paint 3.3 Speed Suit
Castelli Body Paint 3.3 Speed Suit

More photos can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/regulation-rubber-bike-mask/

Middle of July 2020 most popular photos

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

Number 1 (80 views) : Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018
Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018

Number 2 (49 views) : Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018 + Clejuso handcuffs
Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018 + Clejuso handcuffs

Number 3 (42 views) : Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018
Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018

Number 4 (39 views) : Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018
Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018

Number 5 (37 views) : Castelli Body Paint 3.3 Speed Suit
Castelli Body Paint 3.3 Speed Suit

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