2,180 ft
Distance
15 ft
Climb
-349 ft
Descent
00:13:41
Avg time

Surface To Air Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Drop, Jump
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #9871
  • 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
    00:13:41
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:18
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Status:
on Nov 12, 2017
Variable
Avg: 4.45 (17 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 surface-to-air trailhead (51.782680, -0.705740)
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Surface To Air Trail Reports

datedescription
Nov 12, 2017 @ 12:52am
Nov 12, 2017
best track in the wet/sticky conditions
Oct 22, 2017 @ 1:15am
Oct 22, 2017
Was a bit wary after 2 storms hit the area but conditions were very good, not busy either
Jun 22, 2017 @ 1:05pm
Jun 22, 2017
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...
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Photos

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19 |
Dec 9, 2017 @ 11:21am
Dec 9, 2017
Surface To Air, Alton
26 |
Nov 5, 2017 @ 1:07pm
Nov 5, 2017
Surface To Air, Gerrards Cross
32 |
Oct 24, 2017 @ 4:47am
Oct 24, 2017
Surface To Air, Hampshire
33 |
Apr 29, 2017 @ 10:00am
Apr 29, 2017
Surface To Air, Wendover

1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag Fran74 (Dec 2, 2017 at 9:56)
 This should be rated Black rather than Red, in my opinion.
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