The Aston Hill XC trail was originally built to be a Silverstone of a track – challenging, technical and loved by riders. It was years ahead of its time and the Red Run has always been the most challenging element of the main descent.
It still is part of the XC trail, but now boasts its own, more technical, finish and a great boardwalk section. Traditionally used by riders getting used to the steeper, tighter riding of Aston Hill, it is a great trail for all riders to build skills; the recent halfway split now adds the option of taking in the large, suspension bottoming bus stop section and boardwalk, or the fast, flowing berms of the XC trail.
While the Red Run can be done on a cross country bike, don’t be fooled into thinking it’s easy. It’s fast, swoopy, and contains plenty twists and turns; there’s off-camber rooty sections, technical switchbacks and a boardwalk section, all of which will keep you on your toes and coming back for more!
Combine this with the cross country climb and you’ve got some serious enduro training.
The Red Run is classified as a Moderate bike park trail is suitable for riders of proficient technical ability and incorporates off-camber sections, steep gradients, switchback features and a raised boardwalk. When wet it is more suited to expert-level riders due to the slippery chalk/clay mix surface.
Trail surface types
Gradients and technical trail features (TTFs)
Suggested fitness level
We advise a full face helmet, gloves and body armour, and recommend you familiarise yourself with the track before attacking at full speed.
Get it up to the redline!
Do not push back up the trail! Use the push path provided.