Review by: Downisthenewup on 12 September 2016
A very different ride in the wilderness with some nice surprises
I enjoyed the wilderness nature of this long route. In the middle there were some extremely fast and gnarly sections that came as a great and welcome surprise. Trail centre sections were fine. Last climb up is a killer. Its amazing to see the kites at the centre as you emerge out the forest.
Review by: scHeckler on 9 April 2013
miles and miles and more pointless miles
this trail starts off so well, and then goes down hill, or rather uphill, then flat then bloody uphill again.
at first you think youre on a winner because the Italian job is awesome, very fast nice switchbacks and a corking set of dropoffs before you finally reach the fire road again leaving you well chuffed and eager to hunt down the next section, which is a bit bland, more of an afterthought/shortcut to the next interesting bit
the next interesting bit is really just a long peddle along a very long rocky fire road out to where it gets extremely rocky, the descents here are more like giant rock gardens, which i did enjoy, but the knowledge that each one would be followed by such a long ride to the next curbed my enthusiasm greatly.
to be honest its all down hill after the long ride around the lakes, down hill as in miles of rubbish peddling over hill and down dale and through part of a little village at one point, the point where i lost the will to peddle.
in short if you like Epic scenery and beautiful untamed wilderness in which to test your skills, and recharge your soul
go and ride Penmachno.
Review by: S7EVE on 21 December 2008
the leg burner is tough but coupled with flowing singletrack it is a great ride
Review by: dynamodc on 7 September 2007
Long ride for the casual rider. Leg Burner Hill is appropriately named and is followed by another killer hill not long after it! Not a very technical route but is nevertheless a very tough, taxing ride and certainly not for the faint-hearted. It's all offroad and the centre is easy to find. The scenery is stunning and it's highly recommended for those not looking for anything too technical. P.S. Take plenty of water to drink!