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

The Cycle Show – Birmingham NEC

28th – 30th September 2012
Show highlights

NEW! – Take part in the last Tour Ride Sportive of the season, which will run alongside the show on Sunday 30th September

NEW! – Meet pro riders, medallists and celebs including Joanna Rowsell, Ed Clancy and Steve Peat in our new  VIP Lounge

NEW! – Round off a great day at the show on Saturday 29th September and watch an elite line up of international riders race around a custom built track in the Super crit

NEW! – Watch pro riders from MTB and BMX fight to win a daily cash prize on the Pump Track Challenge

Test ride the latest bikes from Specialized, Diamondback, Trek, Saracen, Rose and Pivot to name a few on the Dare 2b Outdoor MTB Demo Track

Watch the best freestyle BMX riders in the country battle it out for a £5k prize in the BMX Park Contest in the dedicated arena

Test out the latest road, electric and commuter bikes on the WASP Outdoor Road Bike Demo Track

Let the kids run loose on the Kids Test Tracks in cycling sessions run by fully qualified coaches

Try the latest specialist bikes for the elderly and disabled children and adults in the Inclusive Cycling Hub

Grab a coffee whilst watching interviews with cycling experts and celebs on The Stage

Top brands  – Here’s a snapshot of some of the top brands you’ll be able to see at the show:

Trek * Specialized Concept Stores * Colnago * BBB * Continental * Raleigh * Diamondback * Garmin * Condor * Ribble * Rose * Split Second * Rudy Project * Assos * Pinarello * Campagnolo * Kiddimoto * Cinelli * DMR * Kenesis * Dahon * Adidas * Hope * Rotor * Mavic * FSA plus many more

For more information about the show, visit