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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

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

Had my O’Neill 5/4 Mutant wetsuit, since Jan 2008

WOW! I’ve had my O’Neill 5/4 Mutant wetsuit, since January 2008! Just wish, I could find it’s hood. No idea, what I’ve done with it!

O'Neill 5/4 Mutant wetsuit
Mike and myself having fun in wetsuits
Second wetsuit cycle of 2017
O'Neill 5/4 Mutant wetsuit

More photos of myself wearing it can be found @ www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/page/search/tags/”Neill+5-4+Mutant+wetsuit”/

Now 48,000.3 miles of cycling, since 2003!

That’s me now done 48,000.3 miles of cycling, since April 2003! Which is a hell of a long way! Should get that to over 50,000 miles before the end of the year!!

I will leave you, with some of my favourite cycling photos!





Pearl Izumi Team Garmin-Chipotle team kit
Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 2014
Nick and myself cycling

Tongue to Carbisdale Castle : 7 years ago

So 7 years ago today, I would have been cycling between Tongue and Carbisdale Castle, on day two of the End to End cycle!

You can check out the second day of the route at www.strava.com/activities/445506834.



WOW 7 year ago, set off on End to End cycle!

Still can’t believe that 7 years ago today, I set off on the End to End cycle! Which I would, still rate has one of the best things, I’ve done in my life!

Of, course it’s still something I would love to do again! Maybe next time, not get dumped while doing it! Well that would not be hard, since I am still very much single!! LOL! 🙂

You can check out the first day of the route, white took me from John O’Groats to Tongue at www.strava.com/activities/445506836.

Mike and myself @ John O'Groats

Looking back to 2008!

I can’t believe that these photos date back to 2008! It just about, still feels like yesterday. When Mike, my boyfriend of the time and myself cycling in the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, while wearing our sexy lycra gear.

Cycling in Queen Elizabeth Forest Park
Cycling in Queen Elizabeth Forest Park

Also filmed this short vlog at the same time! Which to date, has had 46,769 views!

Still one of favourite photo sets!

This still has got to be one of my all time favourite photo sets! From the off, think you can tell why! Three of all all in wetsuits!

Can’t believe it happened way back in 2010! Maybe I need to see, if I can talk more lads into wearing wetsuits!!





The full set can be found @ www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/days-out/20-07-2010/

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