#localknowledge – Uplifts, BBQ and shredding at Triscombe

We just took over Triscombe Uplifts with Fox Head Europe for a day of uplifts, BBQ and shredding!


We teamed up with our friends at Fox and Triscombe Uplifts, invited a load of Wideopenmag readers and locals down and got stuck in to a day of BBQ and uplifts.

The idea was to get out and ride some trails, meet some new people and dig deep into a local scene – all timed around the first round and venue of the UK Gravity Enduro Series. We spend loads of time travelling to races or shooting with pro riders, this was a great chance to just ride, have fun and meet some of you lot that enjoy our content.

Orbea Leaderboard 2023

Never been to Triscombe? It’s just outside Bridgwater in the Great Wood. It’s not a huge hill but is covered in hundreds of rooty, technical and natural trails. There’s loads of jumps, loads of drops, loads of steep sections and is a well known stomping ground for local South West pro-riders. The uplift is run by Duncan and his two sons Isaac and Joel at Triscombe Uplifts who live at the bottom of the hill and have spent their lives riding the trails. Unsurprisingly, they know every rock and root and the boys are awesome riders!

There were a few highlights of the day. Team Wideopenmag’s Kye Forte and local Joel Anderson sending the insane canyon gap was something to see. It was also great to award local Steve Russell the Rider of the Day prize and hook him up with a Fox Head Europe Carbon Pro Rampage helmet and plaque. Oh … and great to consume a mountain of BBQ food thanks to John at Fox, of course!

HUGE thanks to Duncan and Joel at Triscombe Uplifts, to Fox Head Europe, to Andy and co. at the Exmoor and Quantock Forestry Commission and to everyone that made it over for the day. Last but not least, thanks to all of the Triscombe locals who build and maintain the trails. Great to see you all!