Ae

Ae Downhill

Ae Downhill Stats

Grade: Orange - Extreme
Distance: 1.6Km
Singletrack: 100%

A testing start

The course starts off steep and rocky, leading to an off-camber contouring descent where even the most competent riders will struggle to find grip. You’re then thrown into a ball-bearing gully that spits you out into some tight, twisty, well-rutted singletrack, followed by a big rock garden and a sublime jump over a burn (Scottish for 'stream').

 

A right-hand, then a left-hand berm hurl you over the tabletop and into the stump garden that will ricochet you about like a pinball. Next come the triples, then the log drop with several lines to land you back onto the fire road. And that’s just the first section!

Left or right?

From the fire road there are two lines to choose from: on the right you can tackle the giant rock garden or to the left you can fly down some sweet traditional singletrack. Both lines will take you to a set of doubles before the route splits again. You can take the fast left-hand line and attempt to clear the 22ft Coffin Jump, or you can choose to go right following some tight, technical singletrack.

20-foot finish!

The routes then converge onto a double log drop and the course finishes spectacularly with a series of tight berms, jumps and step-downs and culminates with the infamous 20ft field drop. Possibly the most thrilling three minutes of your life!

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Visitor Comments

Big Gee
29/09/14
Gotta love ae
And smashed the xc
You should hit the DH

Couldn't find the omega
Until my bro showed me
Next to the car park
Thanks for the fun.
Ewan
09/09/14
The track is amazing, hit the coffin and the stepdown and it is mint!
bee paved
01/02/14
Hi guys was lut riding today up ae. Smashed the track 5 or 6 times and have to say omega man and the last 20 ft drop are piece of cake to my diamond back joker, cant wait to get back with the guys ;)
billy moz
01/02/14
Great time 2 day massive drops and jumps guys
Big Gee
29/01/14
Gr8 time. But the trails were very demanding- even my 9 year old Apollo was struggling!!
james
08/11/12
great drop offs :)
Lee Bike
20/11/11
Love training the DH track at Ae with my mates
ben hope
31/10/11
best ever
will jack
25/05/11
awesome sick ride
lee mciver
25/05/11
I <3 the down hill bit at Ae
anthony gallant
07/09/10
good but i only went half way but it was good for the first time i had done mountian biking so it was brill
Dexter
27/06/10
I think that the track I used when competing in BUCS was one of the best tracks in the country. It was very challenging but I liked the fact that it incorporated several different styles into one run. Loved it
jordan
27/05/10
is was really good enjoyed

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Facilities

Catering

Ae Cafe - Selling hot/cold snacks and selection of refreshments.

Open Friday - Sunday 10am - 4pm November and December.

For further info: phone 01387 860805

 

 

Parking

Car parking is available at the trail head and at the café. There is a pay and display machine at the café car park as well as at the Naze car park. Car parking costs £3 per day.

Toilets

Toilet and shower facilities are available at the café.

 

Bike Hire


Bike hire from Ae Cafe/Bike shop.

Open Friday - Sunday 10am - 4pm November and December. 

Phone 01387 860805 for further details.

 

Ae Uplift service
For details of the uplift service, contact Tally on 07709 144 299, or see www.upliftscotland.com
Pre-booking is essential.

Trail Conditions

Current at 19th December 2014

Trails: All open

Conditions:  Due to recent high winds please take care as there may be trees down. We are currently checking all trails. Extra care needs to be taken during winter conditions with visitors being prepared for the trails to be more technical to ride. Please note there will be no trail updates from 19th December - 5th January. For information during this period please contact the local ranger.
 

Diversions: None

More info: Contact FC ranger service on 01387 860247 for more information.


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