Got a budding Steve Peat or Tracy Moseley riding off planks in the garden or trying to wheelie down the street? Then why not get them some first class mountain bike skills training this summer on one of our free two hour sessions at Aston Hill near Wendover.
The “Junior DeVo 1″ skills courses are aimed at those just getting into mountain biking and will give a great introduction to basic skills such as ‘pumping’, jumps, drops, cornering techniques and riding rough, rooty sections of trail at speed. Each course will last two hours and use the wide variety of off-road trails at Aston Hill Bike Park, including the new pumptrack, funded by Cycle Chilterns in 2013.
Training is delivered by Ian Warby of Firecrest Mountain Biking, a local skills instructor with years of experience coaching all ages and abilities from beginners to elite level athletes competing at world class level in both downhill and cross-country mountain bike disciplines.
For older or more experienced riders check the Firecrest MTB website for information on the DeVo 2 programme.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Firecrest Mountain Biking Junior DeVo 1 Mountain Bike Skills Holiday Courses
- Tuesday 29th July
- Tuesday 5th August (FULL)
- Tuesday 12th August (6 places left)
- Tuesday 19th August (3 places left)
- Tuesday 2nd September 2014 (spaces left)
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.
HOW TO BOOK
Places are limited to 12 per course and pre-booking is required. To book please email firstname.lastname@example.org (or call 07711 638 195) with your child’s details and the day you would like to attend. The booking (consent) form (available soon) must be printed out, completed and brought along on the day.