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Pride in London Parade to return in 2021

The Pride in Parade has been cancelled this year! But not to worry, it will be back bigger and better in 2021!

Here are some photos from 2016 to 2018.






Many more photos can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/days-out/pride-london/

Visited 182 railway stations!

Myself at Wemyss Bay railway stationThat’s me, now done 182 out of the 2,560 railway stations in the UK! Still got, 2,378 left to go!

In the last two weeks alone, I’ve done the following…

The full list can be seen at www.gordon-valentine.com/travel/railways/railway-stations/

Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle 2019

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



Can’t wait for Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle 2019

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.

Been on a LNER Azuma at last!

So happy, that I’ve been on a LNER Azuma Class 800 at long last!

I only did a short journey between London and Peterborough. So can’t really comment much about the seats yet! But do, love the extra leg room.

But so think, they need to turn down the lighting! Way, way to bright, could do with wearing sunglasses, while travelling on the LNER Azuma’s…

LNER Azuma at London King's Cross railway station
LNER Azuma at London King's Cross railway station

Used a Class 710 for the first time!

So pleased, while in London, I got to travel on a Class 710 for the very first time and yes they do look similar to the Class 345s, that will be used on the Elizabeth line.

Class 710 at Gospel Oak railway station
Class 710 at Gospel Oak railway station

More photos from this set can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/railway-stations/gospel-oak/

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