DeVo Level2 Saturday Morning Courses – September to October – 2023

Firecrest Mountain Biking have a full programme of DeVo Level2 Saturday morning courses starting again from Saturday 2nd September and running through to Half Term in October. The Courses are for boys and girls from 12-16yrs looking to develop their mountain bike skills and ride with likeminded young riders. They run at Rushmere Country Park on alternate Saturday morning from 9.30am – 12.30pm.

Latest Dates –

DeVo Level2 – Saturday 30th September
9,30am – 12.30pm – 12-16yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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DeVo Level2 – Saturday 14th October
9,30am – 12.30pm – 12-16yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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Location

DeVo is run by Firecrest Mountain Biking at Rushmere Country Park. Click here for directions

Imagine Cruising – One Life Wish – Melisa Learns to Mountain Bike

“Hi my names Melisa, I’ve been given your number by my husband Alex who used to ride on your Young Rider Development Programme – DeVo back in the 00’s. He said you’d be the right person to help me learn to mountain bike. I’ve just won a competition through my work and they’ll pay for me to be trained so that I can surprise my husband and ride an MTB Enduro race with him”. Of course that’s not your usual telephone enquiry but one that lead to a summer of skills training for Mel culminating in her first Mountain Bike Race at the Pedalhounds E-MTB Enduro early in October.

Mel works for Imagine Causing and the competition she’d won was their One Life Challenge. Where they fund their staff to pursue their own One Life Challenges. Mel’s husband Alex had brought her the bike and all the kit so she could join him and their 20 month old son out on the trails. Mel thought it would be a great way to facilitate the dream of adrenaline, fun and love-filled family memories for years to come and to prove to herself that any challenge is attainable.

Chatting through Mel’s goals I put together a programme of training courses to build here skills and confidence on her E-bike and to get her ready for her first E-MTB Enduro Race that she’d entered in October. Then we worked together on developing her skills, fitness and race craft to get her ready for the race and it was great to see Mel’s progression throughout the sessions and it was great to see her achieve her dream of lining up for her first race.

You can find out more and follow Mel’s journey on the Imagine Cruising website with video’s of her training journey culminating in a full video of her surprising her husband Alex at the race and how she got on between the tapes for the first time.

Find out all about Mel’s One Life Challenge and watch Mel’s video’s here>>

If you have a personal challenge or are looking to develop your mountain bike skills then we have a course for you. Find out more about our range of courses here>>>

DeVo – 13.05.23 – Rushmere Micro DH Race Times

With the Mini DH Race planned for Sunday at Chicksands cancelled we decided that as a lot of the riders had prepared for a race that weekend that we would run our own Micro DH as part of Saturday mornings DeVo at Rushmere Park.

We ran a full race simulation with practice and then timed runs on the trail known as Curly Wurley. A tight twisty track that provides more than enough challenges for just under 30 seconds of riding.

Here are the fastest times of 2 runs: –

1 Tom 00:26.7
2 Will 00:27.1
3 Ollie 00:28.7
4 Dylan 00:29.3
5 Frank 00:30.0
6 Josh 00:30.3
7 Lee 00:30.4
8 Peter 00:30.7
9 George 00:30.8
10 Liam 00:31.8
11 Hugo 00:32.2
12 Dylan 1 00:32.3
13 Arlo 00:33.7
14 Jack 00:33.9
15 Fane 00:34.4
16 Hannah 00:35.9
17 Harry C 00:37.0
18 Toby 00:37.4
19 Max 00:38.9
20 Julia 00:42.8

DeVo Level2 Saturday Morning Courses – April-May – 2023

Firecrest Mountain Biking have a full programme of DeVo Level2 Saturday morning courses this April and May. The Courses are for boys and girls from 12-16yrs looking to develop their mountain bike skills and ride with likeminded young riders. They run at Rushmere Country Park on alternate Saturday morning from 9.30am – 12.30pm.

Latest Dates –

DeVo Level2 – Saturday 15th April
9,30am – 12.30pm – 12-16yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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DeVo Level2 – Saturday 29th April
9,30am – 12.30pm – 12-16yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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DeVo Level2 – Saturday 13th May
9,30am – 12.30pm – 12-16yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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DeVo Level2 – Saturday 27th May
9,30am – 12.30pm – 12-16yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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Location

DeVo is run by Firecrest Mountain Biking at Rushmere Country Park. Click here for directions

Calling all DeVo riders… Are you the next big thing?

MucOff and our UCI MTB Youth Team MucOff Young Guns are on the hunt for fresh UK talent aged 1215 to join the team! So if you think you have what it takes to join the team then click on the link below to apply.

Riders don’t need to have any mountain bike or racing experience, they just need to be based in the UK with permission from a parent or guardian, and have some raw bike skills — That’s it! This could be your ticket to the next level.

Apply now!

mucoff.com/younggunsacademy

Firecrest MTB – Online Course Bookings Available Now

We are excited to be trialling a new online course booking system for our tailored 1-2-1 Mountain Bike Skills Courses. The new online system enables you to check our course availability online and to book and pay for your course quickly and easily.

Book Your Mountain Bike Skills Course Here>>>

“We’ve held off for a long time when it comes to replacing the e-mail course booking system we’ve been using for nearly 25yrs. But with everyone now so used to booking and purchasing online we felt we couldn’t hold off any longer. The new system will streamline the booking process without compromising the tailored approach and customer focus that we pride ourselves on when it comes to our mountain bike skills courses”. said Firecrest MTB’s founder Ian Warby.

“We’ve always recognised that booking a course with us is the first stage in our customers journey. Despite the benefits of having customers e-mailing us with an enquiry and being able to run through the course options, switching the booking to our online partner will enable us to improve the booking process in many other ways, not least speeding up the whole process and letting everyone see our course availability live and to pay online” Ian continued.

Book Your Mountain Bike Skills Course Here>>>

The new online booking site has a number of options when it comes to viewing our course availability but the easiest way to view the courses is via the Timetable view. In this view all of the dates can be viewed easily and you can choose a date to suit. When you’ve chosen the date for your course you’ll be taken through the booking and payment process and receive a confirmation e-mail with all of our contact details should you have any questions specific requirements or need any additional information prior to your course.

We have listed all of the dates available as customisable 1-2-1 courses but if you want to bring a friend of book a group session all of the dates shown can be booked for up to 6 participants. Please use the contact page to send us an e-mail with your requirements and we’ll come straight back to you with the options for the date of your choice.

Book Your Mountain Bike Skills Course Here>>>

Of course is online booking isn’t for you then we won’t be winding up the e-mail booking process just yet. You can contact us for our latest dates and with any course related questions via our Contact Us page here.

 

 

 

 

 

Firecrest MTB Young Rider Development Programme – DeVo – Saturday Morning Courses – Winter 2023

Bookings for the Saturday morning DeVo Level2 Courses for young mountain bikers from 12-16yrs of age are now live.

The Saturday morning courses will again be running fortnightly on Saturday mornings. These courses are aimed at riders from 12-16yrs of age looking to have fun, work on their skills and ride with other young mountain bikers.

All of our Level2 Courses are part of British Cycling – Cycling Development Pathway Centres – Gravity Programme and can be booked through the British Cycling Website. Find out more about the opportunities through the British Cycling Development Pathway  and what it means for the DeVo Programme here>>>

Here’s our DeVo Young Rider MTB Skills Courses Half Term and Winter 2022 programme with links to the booking pages: –

DeVo Level2 – Saturday 7th January 
9.30am – 12.30pm – 12-16yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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DeVo Level2 – Saturday 21st January 
9.30am – 12.30pm – 12-16yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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DeVo Level2 – Saturday 4th February
9.30am – 12.30pm – 12-16yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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DeVo Level2 – Saturday 18th February
9.30am – 12.30pm – 12-16yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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Adult DeVo – Sunday 13th November – 9.30am – 1pm

The Firecrest Mountain Biking 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 13th November – 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.

Check out Neil Hawkins Photo’s from June’s Adult DeVo Here>>>

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 13th November – 9.30am – 1pm
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Firecrest MTB Young Rider Development Programme – DeVo – Saturday Morning Courses – Autumn 2022

The Saturday morning DeVo Level2 Courses for young mountain bikers from 12-16yrs of age return to Rushmere Country Park from Saturday 3rd September. The courses will then be running fortnightly on Saturday mornings. These courses are aimed at riders from 12-16yrs of age looking to have fun, work on their skills and ride with other young mountain bikers.

All of our Level2 Courses are part of British Cycling Cycling Development Pathway Centres – Gravity Programme and can be booked through the British Cycling Website. Find out more about the opportunities through the British Cycling Development Pathway  and what it means for the DeVo Programme here>>>

Here’s our DeVo Level2 Autumn 2022 programme with links to the booking pages:-

DeVo Level2 – Saturday 3rd September
9.30am – 12.30pm – 12-16yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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DeVo Level2 – Saturday 17th September
9.30am – 12.30pm – 12-16yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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DeVo Level2 – Saturday 1st October
9.30am – 12.30pm – 12-16yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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DeVo Level2 – Saturday 15th October
9.30am – 12.30pm – 12-16yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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Firecrest MTB Young Rider Development Programme – DeVo – Summer Holiday Courses 2022

We have a packed programme of Mountain Bike Skills Courses for young mountain bikers over the Summer Holidays. With DeVo Level1 and DeVo Evo on Tuesday’s and DeVo Level2 all day on Thursday’s.

Our Summer Holiday Kids Courses can be booked through the following online platforms. The Level1 Courses can be booked through Eventbrite and the Level2 Courses are part of British Cycling Cycling Development Pathway Centres – Gravity Programme and can be booked through the British Cycling Website. Find out more about the opportunities through the British Cycling Development Pathway  and what it means for the DeVo Programme here>>>

Here’s our programme with links to the booking pages:-

DeVo Level2 – Thursday 18th August
10am – 4pm – 12-18yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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DeVo Level1 – Tuesday 30th August
10am – 12pm – 8-12yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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DeVo Evo – Tuesday 30th August
12pm – 3pm – 8-12yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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DeVo Level2 – Thursday 1st September
10am – 4pm – 12-18yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
Book your place here>>>