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Love my Scotland cycling kit from Pedal Clothing!

The last day of nice and warm weather here in the UK for a while. Due to go from like 18C today, to like 9C tomorrow! Once the warmer weather is back, I will make sure, I wear this kit more often!

You can check out my route at www.strava.com/activities/5043336439

Scotland cycling kit from Pedal Clothing

Scotland cycling kit from Pedal Clothing

More photos can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/me/2021/

Yet more Lycra photos in 2021

Since the weather was great, well maybe a bit on the cold side, it was time to Lycra up and get out another cycle!

I only did 14.75 miles, still pleased with that! You can check out the route at www.strava.com/activities/4608614645


First Century ride (The EU version!) of 2020

So pleased with myself! At long last, I’ve done my first Century ride of 2020! But it was easy one, the 100km one! Wish it had been the 100 mile one! But still super pleased with 62.52 miles!

You can check out the route at www.strava.com/activities/4021753676

Myself at Elton and Orston railway station
Myself at Elton and Orston railway station

May 2020 most popular photos

Below are the top five most looked at photos on this website during May 2020 (Well half). Way less views than normal, due to website moving server… So all website stats, got reset.

Number 1 (33 views) : Out cycling
Out cycling

Number 2 (27 views) : Regulation Rubber Bike Mask
Regulation Rubber Bike Mask

Number 3 (26 views) : My favourite village name, Bitchfield
My favourite village name, Bitchfield

Number 4 (25 views) : Regulation Rubber Bike Mask
Regulation Rubber Bike Mask

Number 5 (16 views) : Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 2014
Regulation Rubber Bike Mask

First 20+ mile cycle of April 2020

Happy day! My first 20+ mile cycle of the month! You know it’s bad, when some days, I’ve been out doing a longer walk, than cycling. Longest walk of year so far is 16.47 miles.

You can check out the full route and stats from the cycle at www.strava.com/activities/3341947934

I will now leave you with some photos from the cycle!!!

Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 2014
Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 2014

Easter Sunday cycle ✅

Still can’t believe, just how nice the weather is April. But it’s due to go back to normal tomorrow. From around 20C today, down to around 8C. So it will be time, to look out the winter cycling gear again! But at least I got out, another cycle wearing summer gear, this time wearing .

You can check out today’s mini cycle route at www.strava.com/activities/3290458832

Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 2014
Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 2014
Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 2014

First legs out cycle of 2020

Happy days, had my legs out while cycling for the first time this year! Just hope this good weather lasts! It will help,  keep my mind off, everything else that is happening in the world right now!

Check out the route at www.strava.com/activities/3267494123

Team KATUSHA ALPECIN 2018
Team KATUSHA ALPECIN 2018

That’s me now done 55,000 miles of cycling!

That’s me now done 55,000 miles of cycling, since April 2003. Which works out, doing an average of 3,235 miles each year! Of course, some years done well less than that. Others way more! The most in single year, was back in 2013, when I did 6,118.4 miles!

Here is the total number of miles for each year.

  • 2003 – 1,148.7 miles
  • 2004 – 1,585.6 miles
  • 2005 – 2,091.8 miles
  • 2006 – 2,166.3 miles
  • 2007 – 1,072.7 miles
  • 2008 – 1,807.5 miles
  • 2009 – 2,685.9 miles – did the End to End cycle (JOGLE).
  • 2010 – 4,001.3 miles
  • 2011 – 5,066.0 miles
  • 2012 – 5,289.5 miles – longest ever cycle – 101.62 miles.
  • 2013 – 6,118.4 miles – most ever in a single year.
  • 2014 – 5,334.9 miles
  • 2015 – 2,341.4 miles
  • 2016 – 4,583.8 miles
  • 2017 – 4,147.5 miles
  • 2018 – 3,158.5 miles
  • 2019 – 2,357.9 miles
  • 2020 – 44.8 miles

Here are some of my favourite cycling photos, during that time 🙂




Nick and myself cycling
Castelli Body Paint 3.3 Speed Suit

It’s really starting to feel like autumn! :(

GOD, It’s really starting to feel like autumn! First time, in a long time, I’ve not had my arms out while out! Very soon the Lycra tights, will also be back on! 🙁

You can check out, the route I did over at www.strava.com/activities/2684622548

Team KATUSHA ALPECIN 2018
Team KATUSHA ALPECIN 2018
Team KATUSHA ALPECIN 2018

Cycling when it was 31C… Not a good idea!

That was a great cycle! We did just over 50 miles. But it did turn out, for me anyway. It was not a good idea cycling when it, was around 31C! My body on way back was not liking it, at all! Never had to drink so much in my life! Was, so, pleased when I was back home and having a COLD shower!

You can check out, the route we did over at www.strava.com/activities/2651401380

Always better cycling with someone!
Elton and Orston railway station
Always better cycling with someone!

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