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Bourton Combe

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We have a BSX/Duel course, a 2-3km DH technical course with Jumps, Bomb Holes and switch backs beginning with a 40 degree slope and log/trench jumps. There is also a faster DH/XC course that takes about 2mins to complete with a rocky section and an optional drop at the bottom. Both courses end at the BSX/Duel course which will be functional early 2003. There is also over 30 miles of XC on Backwell Hill and the surrounding area.
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Trail Directions
Take the A370 from Bristol towards Weston-Super-Mare. When you are about 7 miles out of Bristol in Backwell follow the signs to Stancombe Lane/Quarry. Go straight on at the RH corner and park on the muddy traks, take 2 fields across a footpath into the woods. BSX on the left after the style into the woods.
Trail Length
2-3 miles
Trail Level
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Review Date
November 10, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Gregor McWilliam , from Nailsea

Basically, the DH/XC route is good for riders that wish to go for a fast cross country ride with little-to-medium challenges, while the DH course is literally littered (!) with jumps, bomb holes, berms, bus-stops...you name it, it has it (it even has a particularly nice pit jump). the BSX course is still being built so there's not a lot to say about it, although we are guessing it will be the only *proper* course for about 20 miles around. If you want a good, challenging ride and live within 30 miles of Nailsea I'd definitely recommend it. It is also soon to be the site of a Biking Festival (4x, dual, DH, XC and LIVE MUSIC!).

Recommended Route:
Well to be honest all of the courses in this 'complex' of routes are very good. Being one of the so called 'maintainance crew' of this course I have ridden it a good number of times. The DH specific course is probably the best although it is quite technical.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
There's a good few trails maintained all along the same hill (same crew that keeps this one in shape) all really aimed at light DH.

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