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#WorldPhotographyDay 2021

Happy World Photography Day 2021 everyone! Here are some of favourite photos of myself during 2021 so far…

Walking around Rutland Water with Emilie
Walking around Rutland Water with Emilie
Synergy Triathlon 3/2mm wetsuit
Synergy Triathlon 3/2mm wetsuit
Great fun at Clumber Park Lodges
Great fun at Clumber Park Lodges
Wetsuit fun at railway station
Wetsuit fun at railway station
Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 2014
Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 2014

My favourite photos from May 2021

Here are my favourite photos from May 2021!

Walking around Rutland Water with Emilie
Walking around Rutland Water with Emilie
Synergy Triathlon 3/2mm wetsuit
Synergy Triathlon 3/2mm wetsuit + Neoprene Pup Hood
Synergy Red Trisuit
Synergy Red Trisuit
Myself at Kettering railway station
Myself at Kettering railway station

Check out www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/page/archive/2021-05/2/ for rest of my photos from May 2021.

Looking forward to my next adventure with Emilie

Already really looking forward to my next adventure with Emilie! So here is look back to fun, we’re had over the years…

Kieran, Emilie and myself at Peterborough Greyhound Stadium
Kieran, Emilie and myself at Peterborough Greyhound Stadium
Emilie and myself at Yarmouth Stadium
Emilie and myself at Yarmouth Stadium
Emilie and myself at the Peterborough Greyhound Stadium
Emilie and myself at the Peterborough Greyhound Stadium
Walking around Rutland Water with Emilie
Walking around Rutland Water with Emilie

Vlog: England Day Walks | Rutland Water

Had great fun walking around Rutland Water with Emilie, which is one of the largest artificial lakes in Europe. Please do give her a follow at www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdezRlSL07aB28SlaWUQrg

The route, we took around Rutland Water, can be found at connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/6789765371 and www.strava.com/activities/5307100901

P.S. We never did, get that cake, always next time!

16 mile walk, around Rutland Water

Thanks to Emilie for the great idea of walking around Rutland Water! My longest walk in over a year, at 15.69 miles. Also going to say, it will be in top 10 longest walks EVER!!

Check out the route, we took over at connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/6789765371 and www.strava.com/activities/5307100901

Walking around Rutland Water with Emilie

Walking around Rutland Water with Emilie

Walking around Rutland Water with Emilie

Another great cycle with Nick! This time 50 miles!

That was yet another great cycle with Nick, this time we did 50.37 miles (or 51.28 miles), if you go by his Strava. Nick uses it on his phone, so it also records while he walks around! Where has, I use a Garmin GPS on my bike.

Still can’t believe that we did 90.89 over two days! Making it the most miles, I’ve done in two days, in a long time! It also makes it the most miles, Nick’s ever done in two days!

We’re both ready planning out next lot of cycles together, but they will have to wail till next year… Hoping to aim for 60+ miles in a single cycle! Who knows maybe even 100+ miles!! We will just have to wait and see, what happens!!

You can check out the route at www.strava.com/activities/1869424724.



The full set of these photos can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/days-out/27-09-2018/

42 mile cycle with Nick!

That was a great cycle with Nick! We ended up doing 42.71 miles, which was great, since our goal had only been 30 miles! It’s even better, since it’s the second longest cycle, that he’s ever done! Well done Nick!

You can check out the route we took over at www.strava.com/activities/1792535139



Another good cycle, this time Rutland Water

That was another great cycle! This time, I cycled from home around Rutland Water via Oakham! Also my second 30+ mile cycle of the week! Now at 93.1 miles so far this week! So will hit the first 100 mile week, so far this year!

But still got a lot, more to do this month! Right now, only done 127.5 miles when my goal for the month is at least 425.8 miles! I doubt, I will make it! But I will see what I can do!

You can check out the route @ www.strava.com/activities/893529788.

Route statistics:-

  • Start time: 1:21pm.
  • Distance: 34.13 miles.
  • Time: 2:56:04 (h:m:s).
  • Elapsed Time: 3:39:41 (h:m:s).
  • Avg Speed: 11.8 mph.
  • Max Speed: 28.1 mph.
  • Elevation Gain: 305 meters.
  • Min Elevation: 51 meters.
  • Max Elevation: 140 meters.

Data from: Garmin Connect.

February 2016 cycling statistics

Best number of miles in a month in over a year! This month I did 366.7 miles which means, I’ve done the most miles in a single month since June last year (2015). Even then I only did 366.3 miles. So I am just over that total and no more!

Also by this point last year, I had only done 209.5 miles. Right now I am at 551 miles! So looking like this, should be a good year cycling wise! And make up for last year, somewhat!

Oh and please do also follow my cycling adventures @ www.strava.com/athletes/11925537.

Here is the data from February 2016:-

  • Total cycles: 17.
  • Total Distance: 366.7 miles.
  • Total Time: 33:17:07 (h:m:s).
  • Avg Speed: 11 mph.
  • Max Time: 3:15:34 (h:m:s).
  • Max Speed: 36.6 mph.
  • Avg Distance: 21.58 miles.
  • Max Distance: 34.59 miles (Single cycle).

Data from: Garmin Connect.

Here are my favourite cycling photos from the month

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Longest cycle of the year! 34 miles!

That’s well pleased! I’ve not long back in from the longest cycle of the year! I did 34.59 miles! My avg speed was not the best at only 10.6 mph. Still I am more than happy! Just myself and the bike need a good wash! After cycling to, then around Rutland Water!

During the cycle, I also did some more Geocaching. I found 9 during the cycle, which takes my total finds up to 207! So should make my goal of 250!

I will now leave you with the route map, elevation graph, route statistics and photos.

Route map:-

18-02-2016 - bike ride route

Elevation graph:-

18-02-2016 - bike ride elevation graph

Route statistics:-

  • Start time: 1:33 pm.
  • Distance: 34.59 miles – longest cycle of the year!
  • Time: 3:15:34 (h:m:s).
  • Elapsed Time: 5:01:03 (h:m:s) – stopped a hell of a lot for Geocaching.
  • Avg Speed: 10.6 mph.
  • Max Speed: 25.5 mph.
  • Elevation Gain: 299 meters.
  • Min Elevation: 51 meters.
  • Max Elevation: 142 meters.

Data from: Garmin Connect.

Photos:-

Rutland Water
Rutland Water
Rutland Water funny sign
Rutland Water

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