1 miles
Distance
161 ft
Climb
-137 ft
Descent
00:10:54
Avg time

Red 8 Details

  • Riding area
    Swinley Forest
    Bracknell
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    One Direction
    Popular direction shown
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop
  • Global Ranking
    #1351

A long established Swinley favourite, originally two way pre 2013; it has evolved in the intervening years. The trail effectively has 3 sections, split by fire road crossings. Many riders use the crossings to catch their breath!

The first section is undulating classic Swinley armoured singletrack. Known to locals as Seagull.
More recent trail works have seen enhancements to some corner areas, it's mildly rooty in places.

Section 2 has had the addition of some small drops (clearly marked) after a short climb from fire road crossing. There are two line choices, the 'A' line has two small rock drops and requires a bit more skill to gain enough speed for the small table feature which follows.
The 'B' line is arguably easier to gain the required speed to clear the table feature.

Section 3- affectionately known as 'Newt' in reference to the containment barriers in place at build time for water works, is a relatively flat, smooth but at speed, challenging section of singletrack. If you put the effort/pedaling in, it rewards with flowing corners and is a great interval training section of around 3 mins.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Red 8 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    24 ft
  • Altitude min
    371 ft
  • Altitude max
    459 ft
  • Altitude start
    394 ft
  • Altitude end
    418 ft
  • Grade
    0.404%
  • Grade max
    -26.718%
  • Grade min
    20.27%
  • Distance climb
    1,825 ft
  • Distance down
    2,543 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,557 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:54
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Status:
on Sep 19, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to red-8 trailhead (51.372790, -0.760210)
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Red 8 Trail Reports

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Sep 19, 2018 @ 8:13am
Sep 19, 2018
Aug 16, 2018 @ 8:25am
Aug 16, 2018
Aug 1, 2018 @ 2:03pm
Aug 1, 2018
Trail needs a fern trim please. :)
Jun 16, 2018 @ 3:14am
Jun 16, 2018
Nice and dry
Apr 19, 2018 @ 7:46am
Apr 19, 2018
mostly dry with some wet patches
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Oct 13, 2017 @ 3:17am
Oct 13, 2017
Red 8, My City
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Mar 12, 2012 @ 4:19am
Mar 12, 2012
Red 8, Bracknell
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Mar 12, 2012 @ 4:18am
Mar 12, 2012
Red 8, Bracknell
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Mar 12, 2012 @ 4:18am
Mar 12, 2012
Red 8, Bracknell

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