Aug 112019
 

This time, 10 years ago, I would have been cycling from Carbisdale Castle to Loch Ness. A distance of 63.13 miles, with an elevation gain of 1,100 metres.

Check out the route, over at www.strava.com/activities/445506866 and please do give me a kudos.

On the B9176, looking back towards Dornoch Firth
Loch Ness on the third day of the End to End cycle

Aug 102019
 

This time, 10 years ago, I would have been cycling between Tongue to Carbisdale Castle. A distance of 45 miles, with an elevation gain of 873 metres.

Since doing the cycle, Carbisdale Castle is no longer a youth hostel. It closed it repair in 2011. But never reopened! 🙁

Check out the route, over at www.strava.com/activities/445506834 and please do give me a kudos.

Somewhere on the second day of the End to End cycle
Somewhere on the second day of the End to End cycle
Outside the Carbisdale Castle youth hostel

Aug 092019
 

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

Aug 012019
 

Happy 140th birthday to Glasgow Central railway station. Which was opened by the Caledonian Railway on 1 August 1879.

It had under 33 million passengers in 2017–18, making Glasgow Central the twelfth-busiest railway station in Britain and the busiest in Scotland!

GNER Class 91 at Glasgow Central railway station
Glasgow Central railway station
 Glasgow Central railway station

More photos can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/railway-stations/glasgow-central/

Jul 272019
 

Who remembers this photo, from 11 years ago?!?!? It just popped up on my Facebook Memories. Got to say, we both really did look great in Lycra 🙂

Mike and myself cycling

More photos of us two, can be seen at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/gordon-mike/

Jun 262019
 

I would, still rate Corrour railway station, has my favourite station in the UK! It’s the highest mainline railway station in the United Kingdom.



More photos can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/railway-stations/corrour/

Jun 222019
 

Myself at Camelon railway stationThat’s me, now done 160 out of the 2,560 railway stations in the UK! Still got, another 2,400 to go! Which is a hell of a lot. But then, I’ve have done 66 this year, so far alone.

Below is list of ones, I’ve done so far in 2019! (Listed in the order, I’ve visited – oldest to newest)

  • Ayr
  • Beeston
  • Long Eaton
  • East Midlands Parkway
  • Langley Mill
  • Elton and Orston
  • Burton Joyce
  • Fiskerton
  • Long Buckby
  • Northampton
  • Newark Castle
  • Rolleston
  • Corby
  • Kettering
  • Ambergate
  • Duffield
  • Matlock Bath
  • St Neots
  • Aldermaston
  • Didcot Parkway
  • Oxford
  • Reading
  • Thatcham
  • Newbury
  • Angel Road
  • Cannon Street
  • Canonbury
  • Charing Cross
  • Dalston Junction
  • Greenwich
  • Hackney Central
  • Hackney Downs
  • Highbury and Islington
  • New Cross
  • Plumstead
  • Stratford
  • Stratford International
  • Tottenham Hale
  • Waterloo East
  • Charlton
  • Hungerford
  • Kintbury
  • Newbury Racecourse
  • Arrochar and Tarbet
  • Camelon
  • Falkirk Grahamston
  • Polmont
  • Neilston
  • Port Glasgow
  • Westerton
  • Brondesbury
  • Brondesbury Park
  • Finchley Road & Frognal
  • Gospel Oak
  • Hampstead Heath
  • Harringay Green Lanes
  • Kensal Rise
  • Kilburn High Road
  • London Euston
  • London Liverpool Street
  • Queen’s Park (London)
  • Seven Sisters
  • South Hampstead
  • South Tottenham
  • West Hampstead
  • Willesden Junction

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

Jun 172019
 

I also had fun on the Glasgow Subway. One of the best things, travelling with Nick, is you never know, what photos he’s going to take! Love seeing that amazing photos, he’s taken!

Also think he’s starting to get use to, travelling with me! Since, I like to always try and do has many things, that I can in a day! Not spend the whole time he’s pubs! We only went to one, during the whole time in Scotland and that was just to eat!




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

Jun 172019
 

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/

Jun 162019
 

Walking through the Falkirk Tunnel, in Scotland. Could well be the highlight of my Scottish holiday. It’s 630 meters long, making it by far the longest canal tunnel, I’ve ever walked through. Thinking of it, it could well be the only canal tunnel, I’ve walked through. Off the top of my head, I can’t think of a single other one, with a towpath, running through the tunnel.

So if, ever up in Scotland and looking for something very different. Then I would, recommend, going for a walk through the Falkirk Tunnel!

Falkirk Tunnel

The route we took, started at Camelon railway station, then along part of the Forth and Clyde Canal, to the Falkirk Wheel, then along the Union Canal, to Polmont railway station. A distance of 9.58.

Check out the route at www.strava.com/activities/2441792248

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