Northampton Bike Park – Young Rider MTB Courses – Wednesday 24th May

Firecrest MTB will be at Northampton Bike Park running running a day of courses. Starting with a 3hr MTB Skills Training Course for riders from 11-16 years old. Utilising all of the trails at the Bike Park this is a great course for riders looking to work on their cornering and jumping.

Northampton Bike Park – Young Rider 3hr Basic Skills
Wednesday 24th May
9.30am – 12.30pm – 11-16yrs of age
Northampton Bike Park
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We also have two courses for younger riders running in the afternoon. With a course for 6-8yr old beginners running from 1pm – 2.30pm and a course for 9-12yr old beginners running from 3pm – 4.30pm.

Northampton Bike Park – 6-8yrs Old Beginners MTB Skills Course
Wednesday 24th July
1pm – 2.30pm – 6-8yrs of age
Northampton Bike Park
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Northampton Bike Park – 9-12yrs Old Beginners MTB Skills Course
Wednesday 24th July
3pm – 4.30pm – 6-8yrs of age
Northampton Bike Park
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There will be more courses at Northampton Bike Park on Wednesday’s throughout the Holidays keep an eye on our website and their Events Page for details!

Firecrest MTB – DeVo Gravity Camp  – DH and Enduro Race Training – 01.08.24

Introducing Firecrest MTB’s – DeVo Gravity Camp this is a day of training specifically focussed on Juvenile, Youth and Junior DH and Enduro Racers.

If you’re and experienced gravity racer or starting out and looking to move up the timesheets, then this is the course for you. Don’t miss a day spent on the trails at Rushmere Country Park honing your gravity race skills. Firecrest MTB have been training gravity racers for over 26yrs working with some of the world’s fastest racers to improve their race results at regional, national and international races. We will train you to ride faster and enable you to race with more confidence which will ultimately move you up the timesheets get you achieving your racing goals.

Course Details

This Courses is for experianced Mountain Bikers aged from 12 years to 18 years old looking to develop their Downhill and Enduro Mountain Bike Racing Skills.

The Courses at Rushmere Park will get you racing your Mountain Bike with more confidence and speed. These courses will focus on advance riding techniques and the gravity disciplines of Enduro and Downhill utilising our Freelap Timing System to simulate races and accurately measure riders times and subsequent improvements from the coaching sessions. Each rider will have access to their own Freelap Timing Chip throughout the day meaning that all your runs are timed and you can measure and see you’re run times and where and how you’re improving.

These courses are also a great opportunity to meet likeminded racers and progress your racing skills. From learning to carry more speed on the trails through to how to get the most out of a race at Local, Regional, National and International Competitions.

Firecrest MTB – DeVo Gravity Camp
DH and Enduro Race Training – 01.08.24

10am – 4pm – Juvenile, Youth & Junior Riders
Rushmere Country Park
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Firecrest MTB – Young Rider Development Programme – DeVo – Summer Holiday Programme 2024

The Summer Holidays are fast approaching and we are bringing you a packed programme of Summer Holiday Mountain Bike Skills Courses at Rushmere Country Park. With MTB Courses on selected Tuesday’s in July and August for our Level1 and Devo Evo Programmes, for riders from 8-12yrs of age. DeVo Level2, British Cycling Gravity Development Centre (Central) is back with our all day (6hr) Courses on selected Thursday’s through out the holidays too.

Don’t forget bookings are still open to come on our annual trip to BikePark Wales on Thursday 15th August it’s our annual pilgrimage to the ride the amazing the trails the Bike Park in South Wales has to offer.

Firecrest MTB – Young Rider Development Programme – DeVo – Summer Holiday Programme 2024

DeVo Level2 – Saturday 13th July
9.30am – 12.30pm – 12-16yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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***Girls DeVo*** – Sunday 14th July
9.30am – 12.30pm – 8-16yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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DeVo Level2 – Thursday 25th July
10am – 4pm – 11-16yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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DeVo Level1 – Tuesday 6th August
10am – 12pm – 8-12yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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Devo Evo – Tuesday 6th August
1pm – 3pm – 8-12yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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DeVo Level2 – Thursday 8th August
10am – 4pm – 11-16yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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DeVo Level2 – BikePark Wales Road Trip
Thursday 15th August 2024
BikePark Wales
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DeVo Level1 – Tuesday 20th August
10am – 12pm – 8-12yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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Devo Evo – Tuesday 20th August
1pm – 3pm – 8-12yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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DeVo Level2 – Thursday 22nd August
10am – 4pm – 11-16yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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DeVo Level1 – Tuesday 27th August
10am – 12pm – 8-12yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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Devo Evo – Tuesday 27th August
1pm – 3pm – 8-12yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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DeVo Level2 – Saturday 31st August
9.30am – 12.30pm – 12-16yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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Location and Timings

DeVo is run by Firecrest Mountain Biking at Rushmere Country Park. The courses are run during the School Holiday’s with DeVo Level2 Courses on alternate Saturdays and Girls DeVo on one Saturday a month..


Cost

The DeVo Courses range is cost from £12.00* per participant for the DeVo1 Holiday Courses through to £30.00* per participant for the all day DeVo2 Holiday Courses.

 

Adult DeVo – Sunday 28th July – 9.30am – 1pm

The Firecrest Mountain Bikxing Adult Rider Development Programme (RDP) based at Rushmere Country Park is your chance to join a Group Skills Course for riders aged 18 years old and over, focussed on Skills Development through a range of terrain.

Adult DeVo – 18yrs+
Rushmere Country Park
Sunday 28th July – 9.30am – 1pm
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Firecrest Mountain Biking’s Skills Training is underpinned by ‘The System’ our proven Skills Training methods which supports our ‘holistic approach’ to MTB Skills Development. ‘The System’ enables us to work with you and  give you an insight into ‘why to do’ things over ‘how to do’ them. This in turn gives you a unique perspective on developing your Skills and how to improve your performance when you’re riding trails.

This Group Course will enable you to access Firecrest MTB Skills Training at a significantly reduced rate. It is a chance to join a focussed Training Group aimed at enabling you to achieve your skills goals.

The Course is ideal for Downhill and Enduro Riders new to the Firecrest MTB Skills Courses and riders that have previously had MTB Skills Training from Firecrest Mountain Biking. The Course will cover an introduction to the ‘The System’ and then a range of ‘Technical Trail Features’, Including but not limited to; Jumps, Drops Corners and Technical Downhill Sections showing how you can use ‘The System’ to optimise your Skills, Mindset, and Performance.

‘The System’ will enable you to understand how to optimise your riding and easily identify areas that you need to focus on as you develop your skills. Tapping into our experience will give you the knowledge and confidence needed to ‘fast track’ the improvements to make those gains that will have you riding faster with more confidence.

Adult DeVo – 18yrs+
Rushmere Country Park
Sunday 28th July – 9.30am – 1pm
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DeVo – 22.06.24 – Rushmere Timed Runs

On Saturday mornings DeVo we ran a session of timed runs to practice and prepare for a downhill or enduro race. With  a timed period of practice and then timed runs on the trail known as Curly Wurley at Rushmere Country Park. It’s a great track short but tight and twisty  that provides more than enough challenges for around 30 seconds of riding.

You can find our more and book on the next DeVo Course Here>>>

Here are the riders run times: –

DeVo Riders

Position Name Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Fastest Time
1 Tom F 00:30.3 00:30.2 00:30.2
2 Lenny 00:33.5 00:30.8 00:30.8
3 Hugo 00:32.9 00:31.9 00:31.9
4 Charlie 00:33.3 00:33.7 00:33.3
4 Max 00:33.3 00:33.5 00:34.6 00:33.3
4 Henry 00:34.0 00:34.1 00:33.3 00:33.3
7 Jasper 00:34.0 00:35.8 00:34.0
8 James B 00:35.5 00:34.6 00:34.6
8 Ollie Wass 00:35.4 00:34.7 00:34.6 00:34.6
10 Theo 00:36.1 00:34.7 00:34.7
11 Freddie (Santa Cruz) 00:34.8 00:35.4 00:34.8
12 Riley 00:35.0 00:35.0 00:35.0
13 Harry 00:35.1 00:35.9 00:35.1
13 Olly Scott 00:35.1 00:35.7 00:35.1
15 Sam Cooke 00:37.6 00:35.4 00:35.7 00:35.4
16 Sam F 00:35.8 00:35.8
17 Arlo 00:35.9 00:36.4 00:35.9
17 Damien 00:35.9 00:35.9
19 Ollie Warner 00:36.0 00:36.4 00:36.0
20 Lewie 00:39.1 00:38.2 00:38.2
21 Freddie S 00:40.4 00:39.7 00:39.7

Female Riders

Position Name Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Fastest Time
1 Kayly 00:34.3 00:34.3
2 Evie 00:37.0 00:37.0

DeVo Support Riders and Adults

Position Name Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Fastest Time
1 Harry 00:29.4 00:32.0 00:29.4
2 Aaron 00:30.8 00:31.4 00:30.8
3 Pete 00:32.0 00:31.3 00:31.3
4 Myles 00:34.9 00:33.9 00:33.9
5 Steve 00:41.7 00:41.7

Girls DeVo – Sunday 14th July 2024

***Girls DeVo*** – Sunday 14th July
9.30am – 12.30pm – 8-16yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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Girls DeVo provides mountain bike skills training for girls aged from 8 through to 16. Working with Girls just starting, looking to build their mountain bike skills and those looking to develop their mountain bike skills. These courses run monthly on a Sunday morning delivered by the Firecrest MTB Coaching Team.

Adult DeVo – Sunday 16th June – 9.30am – 1pm

The Firecrest Mountain Bikxing Adult Rider Development Programme (RDP) based at Rushmere Country Park is your chance to join a Group Skills Course for riders aged 18 years old and over, focussed on Skills Development through a range of terrain.

Adult DeVo – 18yrs+
Rushmere Country Park
Sunday 16th June – 9.30am – 1pm
Book Your Place Here>>>

Firecrest Mountain Biking’s Skills Training is underpinned by ‘The System’ our proven Skills Training methods which supports our ‘holistic approach’ to MTB Skills Development. ‘The System’ enables us to work with you and  give you an insight into ‘why to do’ things over ‘how to do’ them. This in turn gives you a unique perspective on developing your Skills and how to improve your performance when you’re riding trails.

This Group Course will enable you to access Firecrest MTB Skills Training at a significantly reduced rate. It is a chance to join a focussed Training Group aimed at enabling you to achieve your skills goals.

The Course is ideal for Downhill and Enduro Riders new to the Firecrest MTB Skills Courses and riders that have previously had MTB Skills Training from Firecrest Mountain Biking. The Course will cover an introduction to the ‘The System’ and then a range of ‘Technical Trail Features’, Including but not limited to; Jumps, Drops Corners and Technical Downhill Sections showing how you can use ‘The System’ to optimise your Skills, Mindset, and Performance.

‘The System’ will enable you to understand how to optimise your riding and easily identify areas that you need to focus on as you develop your skills. Tapping into our experience will give you the knowledge and confidence needed to ‘fast track’ the improvements to make those gains that will have you riding faster with more confidence.

Adult DeVo – 18yrs+
Rushmere Country Park
Sunday 16th June – 9.30am – 1pm
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Firecrest MTB – DeVo Level2 Road Trip – BikePark Wales – 15.08.24

Firecrest Mountain Biking’s Young Rider Development Programme’s (DeVo) is on the road. With Aston Hill Bike Park staying closed we are heading to BikePark Wales for day at one of the UK’s top BikeParks.

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Course Details

The day trip to BikePark Wales is for Mountain Bikers aged from 12 years to 18 years old its recommended that you are a DeVo Level2 Regular having attended at least 3 DeVo Level2 courses in the last 6 months.

We will be riding the trails at BikePark Wales under the watchful eye of Firecrest MTB’s highly experienced staff.

The trails at BikePark Wales offer something for everyone with a range of graded mountain bike trails. We’ll also be using the Uplift so there’s no riding or pushing to be done to get back to the top for another run!

We’ll meet outside the Visitor `Welcome Centre at BikePark Wales for 9.15am prompt you’ll need to arrange your own travel but there may be the option to lift share.

NB: This course requires participants to have and wear their own Full Face Helmets with gloves and knee pads as a minimum level of protection. You’ll also have to sign (or get your parents to sign) BikePark Wales Acceptance of Risk form prior to arrving at the Park. There’s a link to this in the booking confirmation e-mail.

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Girls DeVo – Sunday 9th June 2024

***Girls DeVo*** – Sunday 9th June
9.30am – 12.30pm – 8-16yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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Girls DeVo provides mountain bike skills training for girls aged from 8 through to 16. Working with Girls just starting, looking to build their mountain bike skills and those looking to develop their mountain bike skills. These courses run monthly on a Sunday morning delivered by the Firecrest MTB Coaching Team.

Firecrest MTB – Northampton Bike Park – MTB Skills Courses

Firecrest MTB have a number of mountain bike skills training courses coming up at Northampton Bike Park. Here are the dates and booking details for our Young Rider Skills Courses coming up at the end of May and in the Half Term Holidays.

Northampton Bike Park – Young Rider 3hr Basic Skills
Sunday 26th May

10am – 12pm – 6-11yrs of age
Northampton Bike Park
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Northampton Bike Park – Adult Bike Park Skills Course
Sunday 26th May

1pm-4pm – 16yrs+ of age
Northampton Bike Park
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Northampton Bike Park – Young Rider 3hr Progression Course
Wednesday 29th May

10am – 1pm – 11-16yrs of age
Northampton Bike Park
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