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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Firecrest MTB – Young Rider Development Programme – DeVo – Spring/Summer Saturday Morning Courses

Firecrest Mountain Biking have a packed programme of Saturday morning courses this Spring/Summer. With DeVo Level2 from 9.30am – 12.30pm for riders from 11-16yrs of age.

DeVo Level2

DeVo Level2 – Saturday 11th May
9.30am – 12.30pm – 12-16yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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DeVo Level2 – Saturday 25th May
9.30am – 12.30pm – 12-16yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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DeVo Level2 – Thursday 30th May
10am – 4pm – 12-16yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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DeVo Level2 – Saturday 8th June
9.30am – 12.30pm – 12-16yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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DeVo Level2 – Saturday 22nd June
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

Girls DeVo – Sunday 19th May 2024

***Girls DeVo*** – Sunday 19th May
9.30am – 12.30pm – 10-16yrs 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 in the Easter Holidays and the Young Rider and Adult Courses we have coming up at the end of April.

Northampton Bike Park – Young Rider 3hr Basic Skills
Wednesday 3rd April

10am – 1pm – 11-16yrs of age
Northampton Bike Park
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Northampton Bike Park – Young Rider 3hr Progression
Wednesday 10th April

10am – 1pm – 11-16yrs of age
Northampton Bike Park
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Northampton Bike Park – Young Rider 3hr Bike Park Skills
Sunday 28th April
9,30am – 12,30pm – 11-16yrs of age
Northampton Bike Park
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Northampton Bike Park – Adult Bike Park Skills
Sunday 28th April
1,30pm – 4,30pm – 16yrs of age+
Northampton Bike Park
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Firecrest MTB – Young Rider Development Programme – DeVo – Half Term Holiday Courses

Firecrest Mountain Biking have a packed programme of Young Rider Development Programme – DeVo Half Term Holiday Courses coming up.

With DeVo Level1 on the morning of Tuesday 28th May from 10am – 12pm for beginner to intermediate riders from 8 – 12 years of age.

DeVo Evo on the afternoon of Tuesday 28th May from 1pm to 3pm for intermediate to advanced riders.

DeVo Level2 all day on Thursday 30th May from 10am – 4pm for riders from 11-16yrs of age.

Half Term Holiday Courses

DeVo Level1 – Tuesday 21st May
10am – 12pm – 8-12yrs of age Beginner to Intermediate
Rushmere Country Park
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DeVo EVo – Tuesday 21st May
1pm – 3pm – 8-12yrs of age Intermediate – Advanced
Rushmere Country Park
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DeVo Level2 – Thursday 30th May
10am – 4pm – 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

DeVo Level2 Saturday Morning Courses – January – February – 2024

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 6th January
9.30am – 12.30pm – 12-16yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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DeVo Level2 – Saturday 20th January
9.30am – 12.30pm – 12-16yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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DeVo Level2 – Saturday 3rd February
9.30am – 12.30pm – 12-16yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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DeVo Level2 – Half Term DeVo – Bucks Schools – Thursday 15th February
10am – 4pm – 12-16yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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DeVo Level2 – Saturday 17th February
9.30am – 12.30pm – 12-16yrs of age
Rushmere Country Park
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DeVo Level2 – Half Term DeVo – Beds Schools – Thursday 22nd February
10am – 4pm – 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

Mountain Bike Skills Courses at Northampton Bike Park – Winter 2023

Firecrest MTB in partnership with Northamptonshire Sport are running a range of MTB Skills Courses at Northampton Bike Park.

Find out more and book your place below: –

Sold Out – Young Rider (DeVo) 3hr Training Course 11-16yrs
Sunday 26th November 9.30am – 12.30pm – £25pp

Adult – Bike Park Skills Course – 3hrs 16yrs+
Sunday 26th November 1pm – 4pm – £40pp
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Firecrest Mountain Biking and Ride Southern Spain MTB Training Week Saturday 9th March to Saturday 16th March 2024

Following the success of the 2023 training camp Firecrest MTB are once again partnering with Ride Southern Spain to put together a 7 day pre-season warm weather training camp based from their stunning accommodation in Lanjarón, riding the Alpujarras mountain range on the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada from Saturday 9th March to Sunday 16th March 2024. 

We have put together a package price of £800.00 per person.

The package price includes the following provided by Ride Southern Spain:-

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Uplift
  • Guides

Also the use of the:

  • Swimming pool
  • WiFi
  • Washing machines
  • Peaty’s bike wash and maintenance products
  • Mechanics workshop

The package price includes the following provided by Firecrest Mountain Biking:-

  • Daily mountain bike skills training sessions.
  • Training focussing on a range of skills and techniques using a range of trails. 
  • Freelap Timing to hone race times.
  • Preparation for the 2023 race season or to improve your riding skills for the summer. 

You need to purchase your flights – flying to Malaga Airport on Saturday 9th March.

The accommodation is a short walk away from town, where there are plenty of bars and restaurants and a local supermarket. 

The local trails are great, mainly natural, rocky and technical. All our routes are accessed with either none, or a minimal amount of pedalling/pushing. Ride Southern Spain have 2 x Toyota Land Cruisers to get riders as close to the trailhead as possible. 

To book your place please e-mail ian@firecrestmtb.com or call 07711 638195

Adult DeVo – Sunday 17th September – 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 17th September – 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 17th September – 9.30am – 1pm
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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>>>