2,180 ft
Distance
15 ft
Climb
-349 ft
Descent
00:08:54
Avg time

Surface To Air Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Jump
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #8868 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking
  • 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Surface To Air mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -334 ft
  • Altitude min
    519 ft
  • Altitude max
    853 ft
  • Altitude start
    853 ft
  • Altitude end
    519 ft
  • Grade
    -15.335%
  • Grade max
    -33.271%
  • Grade min
    17.831%
  • Distance climb
    239 ft
  • Distance down
    1,903 ft
  • Distance flat
    39 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:54
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:34
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Status:
on Jan 11, 2020
Variable
Avg: 4.55 (19 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Surface To Air Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jan 11, 2020 @ 4:00am
      Jan 11, 2020
      Jul 17, 2019 @ 12:16am
      Jul 17, 2019
      Very chopped up. A lot of braking bumps ruing the flow of the trail.
      Jun 1, 2019 @ 2:15am
      Jun 1, 2019
      Jun 1, 2019 @ 2:15am
      Jun 1, 2019
      Feb 23, 2019 @ 2:39am
      Feb 23, 2019
      Damp and slippery at the top. Dryer towards the bottom.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 12 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 96 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 635 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      19 |
      Aug 21, 2019 @ 1:50am
      Aug 21, 2019
      17 |
      Aug 2, 2019 @ 10:23am
      Aug 2, 2019
      25 |
      Aug 2, 2019 @ 10:22am
      Aug 2, 2019
      12 |
      Aug 2, 2019 @ 10:22am
      Aug 2, 2019

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Fran74 (Dec 2, 2017 at 9:56)
       This should be rated Black rather than Red, in my opinion.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag cl4yz3r (Jan 11, 2020 at 13:23)
       Fun but wouldn't say all weather the last few corners are sheet clay. Red route as features are rollable or have a path next to them.
      [Reply]

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