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  • Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Anyone ridden the longer one? Any good.

    Good, but very different in character. Summit has pretty much all the trail-centre bits, the longer one is mainly XC doubletrack, bit of tarmac etc.

    Premier Icon Garry_Lager
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    Feeding time for the kites is a special sight.

    I wasn’t that taken with the longer one through the hills (sounds like slitherin with an eagle sign?) just because it’s not what I visit a trail centre for. Perfectly nice ride, don’t get me wrong, but I do that sort of stuff all the time so am looking for a different style at a centre.

    dai3015
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    There are some great bits on the Syfydrin trail though.

    I agree, it’s not your typical trail centre ride, but it gets you out into the wilds with the knowledge that you’ve got all the good bits of the trail centre interspersed with some XC stuff. I really enjoyed it (even if I did get slightly lost and have a good few miles detour!!)

    Klunk
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    Anyone ridden the longer one? Any good.

    the views are amazing

    P-Jay
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    Took a trip up today – rode Summit, great trail, jet fighters buzzing about – arrived at the final descent just as feeding time for the Kites, awesome day out.

    Anyone ridden the longer one? Any good.

    We fancied doing a second loop from the cross-over point to ride Zorro again, but ran out of time.

    Oh and I tried a jump on a blind crest on the final section and dam near fell off a cliff – not doing that shit again!

    Premier Icon twonks
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    If you like open rides that are more of an adventure and almost old school style of riding with a good ol map and compass over the moors, then you’ll love the longer route.

    I’ve done it a few times and it brings back memories of getting miles away from anywhere up in the Yokshire dales, long before trail cenres where a thing.

    Almost makes the entrance back into the woods and trail centre land seem a bit ‘sigh’, but the riding is all good.

    chvck
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    Do be warned that the first part of the main descent of the Syfydrin is really eroded at the moment. It’s fine but there is a bit that you want your wits about you as it’s pretty sketchy on the wrong line and you’re going warp speed by then.

    P-Jay
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    Thanks for the info – it doesn’t sound like my bag but I’m happy to give Summit another whirl next time, possibly do the Zorro loop twice.

    It’s about 2 hours from my place by car not quite close enough to put on my usual rota but I enjoyed it a lot.

    Premier Icon wadam00
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    Oh and I tried a jump on a blind crest on the final section and dam near fell off a cliff – not doing that shit again!

    Also did this …came really close to heading off the edge! Love the pump track there and the kids spent hours going round in circles.

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