Aston Hill – Lovelo Racing Team at Rnd 1 of the National Downhill Series

Cwmcarn Forest – South Wales
Sunday 8th April 2018
Intro – Ian Warby – Firecrest MTB
Race Report – Joe Kilner and Aston Hill – Lovelo Race Team

Well it felt like the longest off season ever with a cold and wet winter to go with it, but as the saying goes ‘time wait for no one’ and the First Round of the all new National Downhill Series rolled round early in April.

The racer’s headed back to Cwncarn in South Wales to get the National Series off to flying start for 2018. With best chance in years to see the best in the World compete at a DH within 4 hours of London spectators headed to Cwmcarn to catch all the action too making the atmosphere feel more like a World Cup than a National.

The Aston Hill – Lovelo Racing Team has been working hard over the off season for a busy year with both Jeremy Coe and Josh Mead racing in their last year in Youth and Junior categories respectively and Joe Kilner stepping up into the Super Vets, racing against the over 50’s (not as easy as it sounds).  Ellen comes into 2018 as one of the leading Junior Women with a chance of taking the top step at every race she competes at.

I’ll hand over to Joe and the Team over on Ride.io to take you trackside and give you the inside line on how the racing went…

Aston Hill – Lovelo Racing Team – National Downhill Rnd1
Race Report – Ride.io

 

Mountain Mania Cycles – Aston Hill Downhill – Sunday 10th June 2018

Aston Hill Bike Park
Sunday 10th June 2018

The Mountain Mania Cycles – Ricochet Downhill Race has been resided for Sunday 10th June 2018 and here’s the info on our race partners and sponsor and all the information you need if you’re coming to watch!

Mountain Mania Cycles – Ricochet Downhill Race 2018 – Sponsors and Event Partners

Mountain Mania Cycles – Ricochet Downhill Race 2018 – Spectator Information

Ensuring a Safe Event – Spectator Information

Ensuring a Safe Event – Car Parking

See you on Sunday 10th June!

Weather Update – 17.03.18 – 12.30pm – Race Postponed to 10.06.18

Weather Update – 17.03.18 – 12.30pm

Having monitored the weather, the trail conditions and the forecast throughout the morning we have made the difficult decision to postpone tomorrows race.

All racers will have their entries transferred to the 10th June when the postponed race will be held on Ricochet.

This is not a decision I have taken lightly and we have everyone’s safety in mind.

Thank you for understanding.

Weather Update – 16.03.18

As you can imagine we are keeping a very close eye on the weather. Going on the forecast and with 20yrs+ experience on Aston Hill we are holding off to see what tomorrow brings.

The forecast at present is for heavy snow showers through Saturday and for it to be cold, windy but clear on Sunday. If that’s the case it will be a chilly old days racing but we will be able to run the event. The Pedalhounds Enduro ran in similar conditions at the start of the month.

Obviously the safety of our competitors, staff and spectators is paramount but at this stage we are still planning to go ahead with the racing.

Keep an eye on the Firecrest MTB Website and our Social Media Channels for the latest.

Mountain Mania Cycles – Ricochet Downhill Race 2018

Aston Hill Bike Park
Sunday 18th March 2018

The first race of the season is fast approaching and here’s the info on our race partners and sponsor and all the information you need if you’re coming to watch this weekend!

Mountain Mania Cycles – Ricochet Downhill Race 2018 – Sponsors and Event Partners

Start List for Run 1 and Category Start Times

Mountain Mania Cycles – Ricochet Downhill Race 2018 – Spectator Information

Ensuring a Safe Event – Spectator Information

Ensuring a Safe Event – Car Parking

See you on the 18th!

Young Rider Development Programme – Level1 – Easter Holiday Course – 3rd and 10th April 2018

Looking for Easter Holiday activities?

Firecrest Mountain Biking’s Young Rider Development Programme’s (DeVo) popular Easter Holiday Courses. The MTB Skills Training Courses (Level1) will be running at Aston Hill Bike Park in the February Half Term. The Courses are for Mountain Bikers aged from 8 years to 12 years old looking to develop their Mountain Bike Skills.

The DeVo Easter Holiday Mountain Bike Skills Courses at Aston Hill Bikepark will get you riding your Mountain Bike with more confidence. They are a great opportunity to meet likeminded young riders and progress your riding and get out and experience the trails on Aston Hill.

The perfect introduction for young mountain bikers coming through our programme of Mountain Bike Skills Courses. All the of Firecrest Mountain Biking’s DeVo Courses provide an insight into the Mountain Bike Skills Essentials that enable you to get the most from your Mountain Bike.

Firecrest MTB’s DeVo Level1 Mountain Bike Skills Courses provide a great introduction to the Mountain Bike Trails on Aston Hill from the, Bomb Holes to the Pumptrack and a taster of the Cross Country and Downhill Trails.

All the training is given under the watchful eye of Firecrest MTB’s highly experienced staff providing expert tuition.

Course Dates

Tuesday 3rd April – 10am – 12pm – Spaces Available
Tuesday 10th April – 10am – 12pm – Spaces Available

Young Rider Development Programme – Level2 – Easter Holiday Course – 5th and 12th April 18

Firecrest Mountain Biking’s Young Rider Development Programme’s (DeVo) popular Half Term MTB SkillsTraining Courses (Level2) will be running at Aston Hill Bike Park in the Easter Holidays on Thursday 5th and Thursday 12th April from 10am – 4pm. The Course is for Mountain Bikers aged from 12 years to 18 years old looking to develop their Mountain Bike Skills.

The Easter Holiday Mountain Bike Skills Courses at Aston Hill Bikepark will get you riding your Mountain Bike with more confidence and speed. They are a great opportunity to meet likeminded young riders and progress your riding. From getting faster on the trails on Aston Hill through to racing at Local, Regional and National Competitions.

For young mountain bikers coming through our programme of Mountain Bike Skills Courses they build on the skills taught on the Level1 Courses. All the Training Courses Firecrest run provide an insight into the Mountain Bike Skills Essentials that enable you to get the most from your Mountain Bike.

Firecrest MTB’s DeVo Level2 Mountain Bike Skills Courses will be using all the trails on Aston Hill from the Pumptrack to the tight and technical Black Run through to the big jumps and drops on Surface to Air!

All the training is given under the watchful eye of Firecrest MTB’s highly experienced staff providing expert tuition. If you’re looking to develop your Mountain Bike Skills these are the courses for you!

All of Firecrest’s Mountain Bike Skills Courses are structured to provide a progressive programme of Mountain Bike Skills Training so you can come on them all or just come along on the days you can make to suit.

Courses Date:

Thursday 5th April – 10am – 4pm – Spaces Available
Thursday 12th April – 10am – 4pm – Spaces Available

Young Rider Development Programme – Level2 – Spring/Summer Saturday Morning Courses – 2018

Firecrest Mountain Biking’s Young Rider Development Programme’s (DeVo) popular Saturday Morning MTB Skills Training Courses (Level2) will be running at Aston Hill Bike Park from Saturday 6th January. The Courses are for Mountain Bikers aged from 12 years to 18 years old looking to develop their Mountain Bike Skills.

The Winter/Spring Saturday Morning Mountain Bike Skills Courses at Aston Hill Bikepark will get you riding your Mountain Bike with more confidence and speed. They are a great opportunity to meet likeminded young riders and progress your riding. From getting faster on the trails on Aston Hill through to racing at Local, Regional and National Competitions.

For young mountain bikers coming through our programme of Mountain Bike Skills Courses they build on the skills taught on the Level1 Courses. All the Training Courses Firecrest run provide an insight into the Mountain Bike Skills Essentials that enable you to get the most from your Mountain Bike.

Firecrest MTB’s DeVo Level2 Mountain Bike Skills Courses will be using all the trails on Aston Hill from the Pumptrack to the tight and technical Black Run through to the big jumps and drops on Surface to Air!

All the training is given under the watchful eye of Firecrest MTB’s highly experienced staff providing expert tuition. If you’re looking to develop your Mountain Bike Skills these are the courses for you!

All of Firecrest’s Mountain Bike Skills Courses are structured to provide a progressive programme of Mountain Bike Skills Training so you can come on them all or just come along on the days you can make to suit.

Courses Dates:

Saturday 24th March 2018 – 10am – 1pm – Spaces Available
Saturday 7th April 2018 – 10am – 1pm – Spaces Available
Saturday 21st April 2018 – 10am – 1pm – Spaces Available
Saturday 5th May 2018 – 10am – 1pm – Spaces Available
Saturday 19th May 2018 – 10am – 1pm – Spaces Available
Saturday 2nd June 2018 – 10am – 1pm – Spaces Available
Saturday 23rd June 2018 – 10am – 1pm – Spaces Available
Saturday 7th July 2018 – 10am – 1pm – Spaces Available
Saturday 21st July 2018 – 10am – 1pm – Spaces Available

Young Rider Development Programme – Level2 – February Half Term Course – 15.03.18

Firecrest Mountain Biking’s Young Rider Development Programme’s (DeVo) popular Half Term MTB Skills Training Courses (Level2) will be running at Aston Hill Bike Park on Thursday 15th February from 10am – 4pm. The Course is for Mountain Bikers aged from 12 years to 18 years old looking to develop their Mountain Bike Skills.

The Half Term Mountain Bike Skills Courses at Aston Hill Bikepark will get you riding your Mountain Bike with more confidence and speed. They are a great opportunity to meet likeminded young riders and progress your riding. From getting faster on the trails on Aston Hill through to racing at Local, Regional and National Competitions.

For young mountain bikers coming through our programme of Mountain Bike Skills Courses they build on the skills taught on the Level1 Courses. All the Training Courses Firecrest run provide an insight into the Mountain Bike Skills Essentials that enable you to get the most from your Mountain Bike.

Firecrest MTB’s DeVo Level2 Mountain Bike Skills Courses will be using all the trails on Aston Hill from the Pumptrack to the tight and technical Black Run through to the big jumps and drops on Surface to Air!

All the training is given under the watchful eye of Firecrest MTB’s highly experienced staff providing expert tuition. If you’re looking to develop your Mountain Bike Skills these are the courses for you!

All of Firecrest’s Mountain Bike Skills Courses are structured to provide a progressive programme of Mountain Bike Skills Training so you can come on them all or just come along on the days you can make to suit.

Courses Date:

Thursday 26th October – 10am – 4pm – Spaces Available

Young Rider Development Programme – Level1 – Spring Half Term Course – 2017

Looking for Spring Half Term Holiday activities?

Firecrest Mountain Biking’s Young Rider Development Programme’s (DeVo) popular Half Term Holiday Courses. The MTB Skills Training Courses (Level1) will be running at Aston Hill Bike Park in the February Half Term. The Courses are for Mountain Bikers aged from 8 years to 12 years old looking to develop their Mountain Bike Skills.

The DeVo Spring Half Term Holiday Mountain Bike Skills Courses at Aston Hill Bikepark will get you riding your Mountain Bike with more confidence. They are a great opportunity to meet likeminded young riders and progress your riding and get out and experience the trails on Aston Hill.

The perfect introduction for young mountain bikers coming through our programme of Mountain Bike Skills Courses. All the of Firecrest Mountain Biking’s DeVo Courses provide an insight into the Mountain Bike Skills Essentials that enable you to get the most from your Mountain Bike.

Firecrest MTB’s DeVo Level1 Mountain Bike Skills Courses provide a great introduction to the Mountain Bike Trails on Aston Hill from the, Bomb Holes to the Pumptrack and a taster of the Cross Country and Downhill Trails.

All the training is given under the watchful eye of Firecrest MTB’s highly experienced staff providing expert tuition.

Course Dates – Tuesday 13th February – 10am – 12pm