Tag: JOGLE

End to End cycle (JOGLE) website been updated!

That’s me just given my End to End cycle (JOGLE) website, a very big update! Mainly due to the theme, that it had been using, is no longer supported! Also the Jetpack for WordPress plugin, will be removing it’s mobile support. So needed a theme, that has mobile theme support build in.

So please do head over to www.endtoend-cycle.com and give it a good test! Since at some point, this website could well move over to the same theme!

Carbisdale Castle to Loch Ness, 10 years on

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

Tongue to Carbisdale Castle 10 years on

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

Peterborough Greyhounds jersey, still fits me!

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/

John O’Groats to Tongue 10 years on

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

The John O’Groats to Land’s End route on Strava

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!

10 years ago, I was in John O’Groats!

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.

Finished the End to End cycle 9 years ago!

Today 9 years ago, was the last day of End to End cycle! Even to this day, still can’t believe I did it! Try cycling for an average of 66 miles, every day for 15 days in a row and still how you feel! The total distance was 990.30 miles! Which took me 85 hours 22 minutes 40 seconds!

Still really, hoping that I will get to do it again, at some point…

Somewhere on the last day of the End to End cycle
Celebrating at Land’s End
Celebrating at Land’s End

Updated my End to End cycle profile on Garmin Connect

I’ve just updated my End to End cycle profile on the Garmin Connect website! Please make sure you check it out @ connect.garmin.com/modern/profile/endtoend-cycle.

End to End cycle route data is on Strava

Since it’s getting to the time of year, that I start doing less cycling. Due to it being colder and getting less daylight. I’ve been looking at the data again from the End to End cycle. that I did back in August 2009.

I am still really hoping to do it again in 2019! But we will see what happens!

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