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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 🙂




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 🙂

Mike and myself cycling

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

The Thames Barrier ✅

Well OK, I’ve been to, The Thames Barrier before. But not since July 2008! So it was getting seeing it again, some 11 years later… At least, I was not wearing Lycra this time… LOL! 🙂

From today’s visit…
The Thames Barrier
The Thames Barrier

From the 2008 visit…
The Thames Barrier
The Thames Barrier

Second cycle of February 2018

Happy days, my second cycle in a row! Also ended up wearing the O’Neill 5/4 Mutant wetsuit again! So glad that I did, was OK out of the wind, but was super cold in the wind!

Only did 17.2 miles, which takes my monthly total up to 28.13 miles. Yearly total now stands at 281.2 miles, of which every cycle bar, I’ve been wearing a wetsuit! Lycra, will be back the second it warms up!

O'Neill 5/4 Mutant wetsuit
O'Neill 5/4 Mutant wetsuit
O'Neill 5/4 Mutant wetsuit

Good cycle, just missed out on 30 miles!

That was another great cycle, I just missed out on doing 30 miles, I made it to 29.58 miles. I was starting to feel cold, by the time I got back to the village! So did not feel like doing any more!

Like always, I’ve posted my route to Strava, you can check it out www.strava.com/activities/1381606469

XU A:1 Active wetsuit
XU A:1 Active wetsuit
XU A:1 Active wetsuit

5th cycle of 2018, wearing a wetsuit!

That’s my 5th cycle of 2018, just been done! I was really, really cold today! Even while wearing O’Neill 5/4 Mutant wetsuit under my cycling gear!

Like always, I’ve posted my route to Strava, you can check it out www.strava.com/activities/1360165692

USPS + O’Neill 5/4 Mutant wetsuit
USPS + O’Neill 5/4 Mutant wetsuit
USPS + O’Neill 5/4 Mutant wetsuit

First cycle of 2018!

Happy days! That’s me just done the first cycle of 2018! It was a bit on the cold side, had to really watch out for ice on the roads! Gong by my Garmin Edge 1000 the average temp temperature 0.4°C. I am sure it was a wee bit warming than that!

Since it was cold, I was of course wearing a wetsuit under my cycling gear! This time it was the O’Neill 5/4 Mutant wetsuit.

Like always, I’ve posted my route to Strava, you can check it out www.strava.com/activities/1346979099

First cycle of 2018
First cycle of 2018
First cycle of 2018

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

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!

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