Pumptrack skills training sessions

web_pumptrackThis February half-term we’re offering two free off-road skills training sessions for 10-16 year olds on the brand new Cycle Chilterns Pumptrack at Aston Hill in Buckinghamshire.

Update 27/01/14: The February half-term courses are now full, extra courses have been added on Saturday 15th and Saturday 22nd March. A revised booking form is available below.

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.

Built on level ground, pumptracks are 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 Tuesday 18th and Thursday 20th February 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 ian@firecrestmtb.com or call 07711 638 195. Two more sessions will take place in March.


When: Tuesday 18th or Thursday 20th February 2014 (fully booked)
Extra Dates: Saturday 15th or Saturday 22nd March 2014
What time: 10am to noon (arrive early so you’re ready to ride at 10am)
Where: Aston Hill Bike Park, nr Wendover, Buckinghamshire

How much: Free!
Who is it for: Boys and girls aged 10-16 years old
What to bring: A mountain bike or BMX in good working order with at least one brake (some jump bikes and BMX only have one brake fitted), a helmet, warm clothes, something to drink.

Safety: Helmets MUST be worn during the training – any type of cycle helmet will do (you do not have to have a full face helmet). Riders can wear other safety gear if they want (gloves, knee/shin pads, etc) but it is not required.


Places are limited and pre-booking is required. To book please email ian@firecrestmtb.com (or call 07711 638 195) with your child details and the day you would like to attend. The booking (consent) form (link below) must be printed out, completed and brought along on the day.

18th/20th February Pumptrack Skills Booking Form
15th/22nd March Pumptrack Skills Booking Form

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