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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 πŸ™‚




Nick and myself cycling
Castelli Body Paint 3.3 Speed Suit

WOW! Was this really 11 years ago?

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 πŸ™‚

Mike and myself cycling

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

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

July 2015 cycling statistics

Here are my cycling statistics for July 2015. This month, I did only did 258.1 miles, was hoping to reach at least 500 miles. But my bike was off the road for a good number of weeks!! Sure by now, you will have seen the photos, I posted to facebook and twitter. But if not, here they are again…

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I was sure that my bike, was a write off. But lucky someone, I know had one look at it and said it was easy for him to fix! In the end, it only cost me Β£25! Just hope, that in August. I have a better cycling month!!!

Here is the data from July 2015:-

  • Total cycles: 12.
  • Total Distance: 258.17 miles.
  • Total Time: 20:55:23 (h:m:s).
  • Avg Speed: 12.3 mph.
  • Max Time: 2:52:21 (h:m:s).
  • Max Speed: 35.9 mph.
  • Avg Distance: 21.51 miles.
  • Max Distance: 35.06 miles (Single cycle).

Data from: Garmin Connect.

Here are my favourite cycling photos from the month

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Want I was doing with back in 2013!!

Sorry it’s been a slow news week! Not really been doing much at all, since my bike died on my last week! All going well, should get him back in the next day or so!! Not been out a cycle now since 17th July! The second, I get him back. I will make sure, I get in lots of new cycles! Which of course, will mean lots of new Lycra photos!!

So I will leave you, with photos that were taken on this day back in 2013!

Team Discovery
Foot bridge over A1 at Great Ponton
Team Discovery

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!

38,000 miles of cycling (since April 2003)

Can’t believe that I have done 38,000 miles of cycling since April 2003!

Here are some of my favourite cycling photos from each year…

2003
Adidas full body suit

2004
Team Saturn cycling lycra skinsuit

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010
Pearl Izumi Team Garmin-Chipotle team kit

2011
Wetsuit cycling

2012
Wetsuit cycling

2013
Pearl Izumi Team Garmin-Chipotle team kit Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle 2013

2014
PBK Team Long Sleeve Skinsuit 2009 Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 2014

What should, I cycle in more this year?

Out of all the gear below. What should I go out cycling in more often this year? Comment on this post and let me know!

USPS
USPS team cycling gear

Team Discovery
Team Discovery

Stevens Racing Suit
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Pearl Izumi Team Garmin-Chipotle Team kit
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Nalini Columbia Highroad Team kit
Nalini Columbia Highroad Team kit

UCI World Cup Team skinsuit
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 PBK Team Long Sleeve Skinsuit 2009
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Rabobank Cycling Team kit
Rabobank Cycling Team kit

PBK Team Long Sleeve Skinsuit 2013
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Adidas full body suit
Adidas full body suit

My most popular photos on flickr : 28/02/2014

Below are my top 4 most looked at photos on my flickr account @ www.flickr.com/photos/gsvalentine/.

Number 1 : Mike and myself in wetsuits : 17,198 views
Gordon and Mike in wetsuits

Number 2 : Cycling in Queen Elizabeth Forest Park : 15,968 views
Running in Orca speedsuit

Number 3 : Cycling around Rutland Water : 15,362 views
Cycling around Rutland Water

Number 4 : Running in Orca speedsuit : 13,511 views
Running in Orca speedsuit

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