Great feedback from Thomas & Will on their FMTB Cycle Chilterns Pumptrack Course in Half Term

Cycle Chilterns caught up with Thomas and Will after their Pump Track Skills Session with Firecrest Mountain Biking on Aston Hill in Half Term.

Al and I are pleased you enjoyed the day guys and I look forward to seeing you again back on Aston Hill!

Cycle Chilterns Pumptrack Course Rider Reports

Group shot from the Cycle Chilterns Firecrest MTB Skills Session on Aston Hill Pumptrack

Ian and Al with the guys on the Pumptrack Course

NB Thomas fell off his bike when he was riding the pump track after the session had finised. Ian and Al except no responsibility for the staining of his sock! 🙂

Firecrest Mountain Biking and Cycle Chilterns offer free Pumptrack Skills Sessions for 10-16yrs olds on Aston Hill.

Firecrest Mountain Biking and Cycle Chilterns have teamed up to put on some free Pumptrack Skills Sessions on Aston Hills Pumptrack. The next sessions take place on Saturday 15th and 22nd March and there are still places available!

Pumptracks are a fantastic way for riders of all ages to learn and practice the skills needed to tackle the more advanced downhill tracks, allowing riders to build up their confidence and improve their bike handling techniques without the danger of big jumps and drops.

The 2hr Introductory Mountain Bike Skills Course will give you a great introduction to technique of ‘Pumping’ and polish your Mountain Bike Skills. Firecrest Mountain Biking are providing the training and have years of experience working with riders of all ages and abilities.

Aston Hill’s Pumptrack is designed to be ridden by people of all abilities; novices can simply roll over each section at their own pace with the more advanced riders taking full advantage of the ‘doubles’ and ‘table tops’ to jump and hone their cornering technique to increase their speed out of the ‘berms’. So no matter what the existing skill level is, the rider will make quick progress by being taught correct techniques and putting them into practice repeatedly on the small track.

The sessions will take place on Saturday 15th and 22nd March between 10am and noon. Places are free but need to be pre-booked as places are limited each day. For more information about the course or to book your place e-mail or call 07711 638 195.

Cycle Chilterns Pump Track Sessions

Firecrest Mountain Biking Pumptrack Session at The Bike and Tri Show in Manchester with Shoretrax Mountain Bike Track Systems

Bike and Triathlon Show

Bike and Tri Show

Firecrest Mountain Biking will be joining Shoretrax Mountain Bike Track Systems at The Bike and Triathlon Show which takes place at Manchester Central over the weekend of the 8th and 9th March 2014

Firecrest Mountain Bike Skills Training will be running skills taster sessions on the track throughout the duration of the show and it’s your chance to take your mountain bike skills to the next level and master the techniques needed to put in lap after lap of the track without even turning a pedal!

Pump tracks are great fun, the track is made up of a series of rollers (rolling humps) and berms (banked corners) and it’s the upslope, downslope and corner transitions that link these features, that riders use to “pump” the energy out of the track.

It’s a technique that’s easy to pick up and when perfected riders can do lap after lap without putting in a single pedal stroke. However, physically that’s not as easy as it sounds as it’s a full body workout that combines co-ordination, fitness, balance and control.

“We had a great time in Manchester Central at The Bike and Tri Show last year and can’t wait to be a part of it again this year. The show is growing year on year and being able to bring along the Shoretrax Pump track adds another dimension to the ‘come and try’ features at the show for this year. We’ll be giving riders the chance to learn a new skill and take there riding to another level.” Said Keith Evan’s of Shoretrax.

The show is open from 10.30am – 5pm on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th March. Tickets for the show are on sale now from the website with pre-booked tickets from £12 per person and under 16’s go free!