2,449 ft
Distance
22 ft
Climb
-319 ft
Descent
00:27:41
Avg time

Surface To Air Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Red
  • Trail type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Drop, Jump
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #5963
  • 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
    -297 ft
  • Altitude min
    554 ft
  • Altitude max
    853 ft
  • Altitude start
    850 ft
  • Altitude end
    554 ft
  • Grade
    -12.121%
  • Grade max
    -68.445%
  • Grade min
    33.853%
  • Distance climb
    204 ft
  • Distance down
    2,091 ft
  • Distance flat
    154 ft
  • Avg time
    00:27:41
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:08
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Status:
on May 25, 2017
Very Dry
Avg: 4.45 (17 votes)

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Surface To Air Trail Reports

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May 25, 2017 @ 3:34am
May 25, 2017
Mild braking bumps
Dec 20, 2016 @ 3:14am
Dec 20, 2016
Good all weather trail surface. Medium braking bumps on multiple corners. Steeper than the video's look, and need to carry your speed well in...
Apr 4, 2015 @ 3:37pm
Apr 4, 2015
A bit Slick!
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Apr 29, 2017 @ 10:00am
Apr 29, 2017
Surface To Air, Wendover
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Mar 5, 2017 @ 6:54am
Mar 5, 2017
Surface To Air, Aston Clinton
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Feb 5, 2017 @ 2:18am
Feb 5, 2017
Surface To Air, Wendover
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Feb 5, 2017 @ 2:18am
Feb 5, 2017
Surface To Air, Wendover

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Videos

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First crew trains at Aston hill for 2017
1:51 | 63 | Apr 23, 2017 , Wendover
Ender Sender
0:07 | 39 | Apr 17, 2017 , Wendover
Surface to Air
0:12 | 33 | Mar 5, 2017 , Wendover
15 seconds of riding
0:15 | 28 | Feb 20, 2017 , Wendover
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