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 042019
 

I can now tick off, Birmingham Moor Street railway station.

Birmingham Moor Street railway station
Birmingham Moor Street railway station
Birmingham Moor Street railway station

More photos from this set can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/railway-stations/birmingham-moor-street/

Aug 042019
 

I can now tick off, Olton railway station.

Olton railway station
Olton railway station
Olton railway station

More photos from this set can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/railway-stations/olton/

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/

Jul 142019
 

I can now tick off, Lapworth railway station.

Lapworth railway station
 Lapworth railway station
Lapworth railway station

More photos from this set can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/railway-stations/lapworth/

Jul 142019
 

I can now tick off, Solihull railway station.

Solihull railway station
Solihull railway station
Solihull railway station

More photos from this set can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/railway-stations/solihull/

Jul 142019
 

I can now tick off, Hatton railway station.

Hatton railway station
Hatton railway station
Hatton railway station

More photos from this set can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/railway-stations/hatton/

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