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Finished the End to End cycle 11 years ago!

Would you believe it?!?!? It was a whole 11 years ago today, that I finished doing the End to End cycle. A cycle covering 990.30 miles, which of course took me from John O’Groats to Land’s End.

Even after 11 years, would still rate it has one of the best things, that I’ve ever done! Really hope, that one day, I get to it again!

Here are, just some of my favourite photos from the cycle.

Mike and myself at John O'Groats

Just after leaving the village of Glencoe on the fifth day of the End to End cycle
Clifton suspension bridge
Celebrating at Land’s End

You can check out the route, I took below:-

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/.

Previously unseen photos from Far North Line

Here are some previously unseen photos from when Mark G and myself did the Far North Line, back in December 2019.





Many more photos can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/railway-lines/far-north-line/

Favourite photos from December 2019

Here are my favourite photos from December 2019… Please do give the photos a comment!

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adidas Varilite Down Hooded Jacket
On the last ever LNER HST service to Inverness
On the last ever LNER HST service to Inverness
Myself at Invergordon railway station
Myself at Invergordon railway station
Myself at Helensburgh Upper railway station
Myself at Helensburgh Upper railway station

Check out www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/page/archive/2019-12/ for all my other photos from December 2019.

Favourite photos from January 2020

Here are my favourite photos from January 2020… Please do give the photos a comment! 🙂

Walking up the Campsie Fells
Walking up the Campsie Fells
Myself at Edinburgh Waverley railway station
Myself at Edinburgh Waverley railway station
Mind your head!
Mind your head!
O'Neill 5/4 Mutant wetsuit
O’Neill 5/4 Mutant wetsuit

Check out www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/page/archive/2020-01/ for all my other photos from January 2020.

Visited 79 railway stations so far in 2020

Myself at Newport railway stationThat’s me, visited 79 railway stations for the very first time in 2020! My total now stands at 338. But still got a long, long way to go!

Here is the list of the ones, I’ve done so far in 2020…

  • Aberdour
  • Bamford
  • Barnetby
  • Barry
  • Barry Docks
  • Barry Island
  • Bickley
  • Birchgrove
  • Bolton on Dearne
  • Boston
  • Brading
  • Bristol Parkway
  • Bromley South
  • Cardiff Bay
  • Cardiff Central
  • Cardiff Queen Street
  • Carmarthen
  • Chinley
  • Cleethorpes
  • Coleshill Parkway
  • Conisbrough
  • Dalgety Bay
  • Danescourt
  • Dinas Powys
  • Dinas Rhondda
  • Dore & Totley
  • Dunbar
  • Edale
  • Ferryside
  • Folkestone Central
  • Folkestone West
  • Goldthorpe
  • Grindleford
  • Habrough
  • Heath High Level
  • Heath Low Level
  • Hope
  • Kidwelly
  • Lake
  • Llandaf
  • Llanelli
  • Llwynypia
  • London Victoria
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Merthyr Vale
  • Mexborough
  • Newport
  • Orpington
  • Pembroke
  • Pembroke Dock
  • Penally
  • Petts Wood
  • Pontypridd
  • Porth
  • Portsmouth & Southsea
  • Portsmouth Harbour
  • Radyr
  • Ramsgate
  • Rotherham Central
  • Ryde Esplanade
  • Ryde Pier Head
  • Ryde St John’s Road
  • Sandown
  • Scunthorpe
  • Sevenoaks
  • Shanklin
  • Swansea
  • Swinton
  • Taffs Well
  • Tenby
  • Thurnscoe
  • Ton Pentre
  • Tonypandy
  • Trehafod
  • Treherbert
  • Treorchy
  • Ty Glas
  • Ynyswen
  • Ystrad Rhondda

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

February 2020 most popular photos

Below are the top three most looked at photos on this website during February 2020.

Number 1 (139 views) : Wetsuit cycling
Wetsuit cycling

Number 2 (118 views) : Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond

Number 3 (70 views) : Spider-Man Homecoming Morphsuit
Spider-Man Homecoming Morphsuit

Middle of February 2020 most popular photos

Below are the top three most looked at photos on this website during February 2020.

Number 1 (84 views) : Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond

Number 2 (75 views) : Pup play at Loch Lomond
Pup play at Loch Lomond

Number 3 (44 views) : Spider-Man Homecoming Morphsuit
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January 2020 most popular photos

Below are the top three most looked at photos on this website during January 2020.

Number 1 (31 views) : Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond

Number 2 (28 views) : Pup play at Loch Lomond
Pup play at Loch Lomond

Number 3 (27 views) : adidas Varilite Down Hooded Jacket
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