2,449 ft
22 ft
-319 ft
Avg time

Surface To Air Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Physical rating
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Drop, Jump
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    Forestry Commission

The plan behind Surface to Air was to create a little piece of Whistler in the home counties. Fortunately we had our own Cannuck-wannabe – freshly returned from seasoning and trail-building in Canada – to inspire us, and after some initial napkin sketches, Surface to Air started to take shape.

A year of manual earth moving and several tonnes of surfacing material later, there was an amazing new trail at Aston Hill – Surface to Air had been born.

Moving away from the Hill’s trademark steep, rooty, natural trails, Surface to Air is the first all-weather track on the Hill; it takes the cutting edge of global freeride mountain biking and brings it to the trail-hungry rippers of the home counties.

Surface to Air is steep, fast and fun; getting air is the main dish on the menu, and it’s served red hot. It really is the most fun you can have with your shorts on.

Is this the trail for you?

Surface to Air is suitable for riders aspiring to an elite level of technical ability and incorporates everything from full on downhill riding to optional big-air jumps.

Trail surface types

Severe constructed trails and/or natural features. All sections will be challenging. Includes extreme levels of exposure and/or risk. Jumping ability obligatory.

Gradients and technical trail features (TTFs)

Will include a range of small medium and large TTFs including downhill trails, freeride sections and mandatory jumps.

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More Stats for Surface To Air mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -297 ft
  • Altitude min
    554 ft
  • Altitude max
    853 ft
  • Altitude start
    850 ft
  • Altitude end
    554 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    204 ft
  • Distance down
    2,091 ft
  • Distance flat
    154 ft
  • Avg time
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on Apr 4, 2015
Avg: 4.55 (16 votes)

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Surface To Air Trail Reports

Apr 4, 2015 @ 3:37pm
Apr 4, 2015
A bit Slick!
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Sep 3, 2016 @ 10:51am
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Surface To Air, London
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Surface To Air, London
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Sep 3, 2016 @ 10:42am
Sep 3, 2016
Surface To Air, London
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Jul 31, 2016 @ 10:53am
Jul 31, 2016
Surface To Air, Milton Keynes

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Mid-week ride at Aston Hill
1:58 | 62 | Aug 17, 2016 Surface To Air, Wendover
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0:43 | 20 | Jul 9, 2016 Surface To Air, Wendover
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Ender Sender
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