Tag: London

Pride in London cancelled for second year

Well that’s Pride in London cancelled for second year in a row! But do think it’s for the best! But, I had been looking forward to it! Then way to many people have not been double vaccinated!! So it would not have been anywhere close to 75% safe going!!

Now really looking forward to London Pride 2022, since it will be best one YET!!!

 Pride in London 2018

Check out www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/days-out/pride-london/ for photos from past events!

Been great seeing the family after 18 months!

Been great getting to travel again and of course, been even better getting to see my family for first time in over 18 months! Longest time, I’ve not seen any of them since the day I was born!

Here are some photos, from Clumber Park Lodges, Dover Castle, London etc…

Douglas and myself on the way to London

Myself at Dover Castle

Outside Buckingham Palace

First time in a hot tub

Great fun at Clumber Park Lodges

Great fun at Clumber Park Lodges

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

Clapham Junction railway station, tick

I can now tick off my third new railway station of 2021, Clapham Junction.

Clapham Junction railway station

Clapham Junction railway station

Myself at Clapham Junction railway station

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

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.

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