Bit of a random post but as this blog is about trying / doing / seeing new things then I suppose this counts.

I went for a cycle today and decided to try Redstone Rigg which is a 17% climb in the local area. I’ve not done it for a few years and I’m much less “cycle-fit” than I’ve been in a long time. However, I was determined to make it to the top.

There were several times I thought about going on a different route but I’m glad I persisted as I saw my first every adder.


Unfortunately it was dead as it had been run over. However, I’d never seen one before so feel it was worth going on that ride just for that reason.

In other news, I made it too the top. Took me about 1 hour 10 minutes to get up there and about 25 minutes to get home. Very very fun!