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Climbed Ben Nevis three years ago!

WOW! Where has the time gone? Three years ago today, Nick and myself climbed Ben Nevis, which is of course, the highest mountain in the British Isles! Standing at 1,345 metres above sea level. Still can’t believe that we both did it!!

Check out the route we took at www.strava.com/activities/1088565730

Here are some photos + vlog, from a truly amazing day!





More photos from this set can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/uk-named-summits/ben-nevis-17-07-2017/.

Really need a day out to Hunstanton again!

Long, long overdue to a day out to Hunstanton! Always have so much fun when I go! Here’s a look back to times, I went with Hobbz and Tyler (2010) and myself Nick and Myself (2015 & 2018).

Hunstanton with Hobbz and Tyler in 2010:-



Full set can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/days-out/20-07-2010/

Nick and Myself in 2015:-



Full set can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/days-out/06-07-2015/

Nick and Myself in 2018:-



Full set can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/days-out/06-07-2015/

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 πŸ™‚




Nick and myself cycling
Castelli Body Paint 3.3 Speed Suit

Nick’s first time on the Glasgow Subway

Look back to last week, when Nick got to use the Glasgow Subway for the very first time!

Still can’t believe, how many people, don’t know Glasgow has a underground. Which happens to be the third-oldest underground metro system in the world after the London Underground and the Budapest Metro.

Nick at St Enoch subway station
Nick at St Enoch subway station
Nick

More photos from this set can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/days-out/12-06-2019/

Remaking Trainspotting scenes while at Corrour railway station

Nick had us remaking some of the scenes from Trainspotting. Which I must add, I’ve never seen in my life! But did have great fun doing them! If you ever, make it to Corrour railway station. You, will of course, have to do the same!! πŸ™‚

Corrour railway station
Corrour railway station

Loved our Scotland 2019 trip

Loved my 2019 trip to Scotland with Nick! We’re already, talking about our next one in 2020!

The weather could not have been better! It did not rain once! Well OK, did once… But we was on a train at that point!

BTW We took this photo on the way back from Scotland!

Beinn na Lap βœ…

I can now tick off Beinn na Lap. Making it, my fourth Munro. So only got, another 278 left to go…

Really, can’t belive, how lucky, we were with the weather! Could not, have picked a better day for it! Was so hot, Nick and myself got sunburnt. Neil was OK, since he put suntan lotion on.

Oh and yes, I did film a vlog during the walk… Will try to edit it and get it on-line in the next number of days…

You can check out the map, showing all the ones, I’ve done over at www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/memberlist.php?mode=viewmap&u=50976



More photos can be found over at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/uk-named-summits/beinn-na-lap-10-06-2019/

So much we wanted to do…

So much that Nick and myself really wanted to do today! But the weather had other ideas… But at least we did get to watch God’s Own Country and sort of more of the stuff we’re hoping to do in Scotland. So come on weather, PLEASE, PLEASE play nice! πŸ™‚

Just one more sleep and Nick is here! :)

Just one more sleep and Nick is here! Friday not much planed at all, since I am to work. Saturday (if weather is good), will be a long cycle. Then on Sunday, we’re off to Scotland!

The best place for updates, will be over on Instagram at www.instagram.com/gordonval

Will, also try posting some updates on Facebook over at www.facebook.com/gordonval/

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