Category Sponsors and Event Partners

Firecrest MTB – Aston Hill Downhills – Ricochet – Sunday 12th March 2017

Thanks to all our Race Sponsors and Partners for their support and generosity. Please check out the companies that have supported the Grass Roots Racing on Aston Hill and click through to their websites to find out the latest on their products and/or services.

Thanks again for all your support….

Stanton Bikes – Hardtail Category

Stanton Bikes the British hardtail manufactures are category sponsors for the Hardtail Category.

Eat My Dirt – Brake Shield – Women – Under 18

Eat My Dirt’s innovative Brake Shield will mean that the Under 18 girls will have no excuses for not having a clean drive train on their bikes. Brake Shield stops overspray when you’re oiling your drive train and catches the waste before it gets on the floor.

Flare Clothing – Women – Over 18

Flare Clothing the British clothing brand with a great range of female specific mountain bike clothing are sponsoring the Women – Over 18 Category.

Kali Protectives – Ripper Category

Kali Protectives specialise in protecting you when you’re out on the trail. With a range of innovative products setting the standards in terms of safety and protection.

Lovelo Cycles – Berkhamsted – Juvenile

Lovelo Cycles in Berkhamsted have supported events on Aston Hill since they first opened. Back again and supporting the next generation of the sport with the Juvenile Category.

OTEC Bikes – Halton – Youth

OTEC Bikes are sponsoring the Youth Category and providing neutral technical support for competitors on the day to keep your bike running sweet on race day.

Chiltern Bike Barn – Chalfont St Peter – Junior

Chiltern Bike Barn are sponsoring the Junior Category giving the prize winners vouchers to choose from the extensive range of products that have in their Chalfont St Peter store.

Mountain Mania Cycles – Tring – Senior

Mountain Mania are sponsoring the Senior Category. Just a 5 – 10min drive from Aston Hill Mountain Mania are practically on the doorstep. With a comprehensive range of spares and accessories in stock they’ll keep you rolling should you have a mechanical when up on Aston Hill.

ION Clothing – Master

ION are Team Aston Hill’s technical clothing sponsor and it’s great to have ION Products sponsoring the Master Category on race day too. ION use the latest in technical fabrics and innovation to make some of the best mountain bike clothing available.

Looseriders Southeast – Veteran

Looseriders Southeast are sponsoring the Veteran Category. Looseriders has a simple aim of connecting riders around the UK on a local level with a great range of products to represent and spread the word.

Firecrest Mountain Biking – Aston Hill Downhill – ‘Black Run 20’ – Expert and Elite

Firecrest Mountain Biking – Aston Hill Downhill – Black Run 20 are sponsoring the Expert and Elite Category.

Firecrest MTB offers a range of Mountain Bike Skills Courses for riders of all ages and abilities. Offering skills coaching for first timers through to professionals racing nationally and internationally.

Firecrest MTB are back organising mountain bike races in conjunction with the Forestry Commission and the Aston Hill Committee on Aston Hill in 2017. It’s great to be promoting and supporting local grass roots entry level downhill racing. Organised by riders for riders and providing an event for first time racers through to the seasoned downhiller.

Aston Hill Downhilll Black Run 20 will take place on Sunday 10th September and will be celebrating 20 years of downhill racing on Aston Hill’s Black Run so don’t miss it!

We also have the support of the following Event Partners and Sponsors

Saracen Bikes

Saracen Bikes are supplying course tape and will have the 2017 range of bikes on display in the car park. Long time supporters of Firecrest Mountain Biking and it’s Young Rider Development Programme – DeVo – it’s great to have the continued support of the Milton Keynes based brand.

Faceplant Clothing

Faceplant Clothing is the clothing brand fronted by World Cup Downhill Racer Phil Atwill. Carrying Phil live life to the full attitude into their brand they’ll be giving out their awesome 2017 clothing range as prizes across the categories.


Mudhugger mud guards do exactly what they say on the box! Keeping you clean no matter how muddy the trail gets. They’ll be providing their mud guards as spot prizes across the categories.

Blockhead Energy

Blockhead Energy Gum packs all of the energy you need into a gum. Having just launched their vitamin gum Blockhead will have you setting a personal best time! Blockhead Energy will be providing prizes across the categories on race day.


Big Mac Photography are no strangers to downhill race photography. Dave will be on the hillside all day capturing your best side. Of course we’ll be using Dave’s pictures for our race reports and you’ll be able to purchase pictures online after the race through the usual websites.


Introducing Sportitrait – Sportitrait are new company that take a image of a rider and turn it into a unique peice of hand drawn art and they’ll be providing the lucky spot prize winners with the opportunity to get a unique artwork of their own.