Country's first indoor Fusion SkyRider zips into Preston

Lift-off as another daredevil takes a flight on the UKs first indoor  Fusion SkyRider in Preston
Lift-off as another daredevil takes a flight on the UKs first indoor Fusion SkyRider in Preston
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The country’s first indoor Fusion SkyRider has zipped into action in Preston.

And fearless city kids have been showing what daredevils they are leaping off a 28-foot high platform and “flying” around a trampoline park at speeds of up to 40 mph.

Energi, which opened on the Queens Retail Park in 2015, spent £140,000 to be the first in the UK to offer the exhilarating ride.

Both adults and children can enjoy the experience, strapped into a harness and whizzing around the building on a 63-metre long track. Energi, which employs almost 70 staff, is the brainchild of couple Steve and Beverley Butterfield, from Wrea Green and Andy and Helen Ince, from Manchester.

Beverley said: “We are absolutely delighted to be able to bring Fusion to Engeri. It was a big investment to make, but it’s already been a great success and has been really well-received.

“It shows our level of commitment to providing our customers with the very best that is available and we are certain it will be worth every penny.”Energi – which opened in 2015 – is a state-of-the-art 174-trampoline hub spanning 25,000 square feet.

More than 70,000 springs were used in the construction of the £750,000 centre, which is home to dodge ball, air ball, slam dunk, a climbing wall and a free jump area.

Bosses opened the trampolining park after realising there was not a centre in Preston to take their own children to.

Beverley said previously: “We found that we were taking them to Manchester or down south to experience something like this.”

Energi was the first trampolining park to be opened in Lancashire.