2,612 ft
Distance
48 ft
Climb
-88 ft
Descent
00:03:02
Avg time

Red 32 Details

  • Riding area
    Swinley Forest
    Bracknell
  • AKA
    Tank Traps
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    One Direction
    Popular direction shown
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking

Another older Swinley trail pre-dating the 2013 loops. Historically known as tank traps- due to the concrete enhanced corkscrew at the end of the trail.
A couple of years ago, the compartment hosting this trail was scalped/clear felled which put it in the jurisdiction of the ground nesting bird visitors. This means that some years it is effectively closed from September to March, though oddly enough the GNB's have become wise to their pedalled neighbours and natural england have deemed the trail can remain open.
Anyway, the trail itself is a flowing singletrack that really does require some pedal input.
Many riders conclude they can't see what all the fuss is about but that's really missing the point. Get your psi right, drop your saddle and go for the burn. The corners can be challenging, especially with modern longer enduro type bikes, but keep on the gas and this is a great interval test. Some corners penalise going too fast, if it's too dry the climbs sap you, if it's wet the trail is sloppy.
Always something to keep you on your toes. Watch out for the rock drop in to the final corkscrew section! Wink

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Red 32 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -40 ft
  • Altitude min
    379 ft
  • Altitude max
    441 ft
  • Altitude start
    420 ft
  • Altitude end
    379 ft
  • Grade
    -1.546%
  • Grade max
    -20.316%
  • Grade min
    18.786%
  • Distance climb
    613 ft
  • Distance down
    1,585 ft
  • Distance flat
    414 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:02
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Status:
on Sep 16, 2018
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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to red-32 trailhead (51.370165, -0.741239)

Photos

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Aug 29, 2017 @ 1:35pm
Aug 29, 2017
Red 32, My City
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Dec 30, 2010 @ 11:03am
Dec 30, 2010
Red 32, Bracknell
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Mar 30, 2008 @ 1:29am
Mar 30, 2008
Red 32, Bracknell
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Oct 22, 2007 @ 12:33pm
Oct 22, 2007
Red 32, Berkshire

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Tank Traps
2:37 | 466 | Apr 26, 2013 , Bracknell
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