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2016 BOUNCE LOGO WHITE

Bounce Revolution Trampoline Park opened in Derby on 8 April 2016 with an addition not in the the owners’ original plans for Derby’s first trampoline park; a support program for eight-year-old motocross racing champion, Neo McCartney AKA Nitro Neo, who was crowned Derby’s Local Hero for using his high profile to help children’s charities.

Derby’s pocket rocket, Nitro Neo, started racing on a regional level when he was just six-Nitro Neo master kids jump Poster BRIGHTyears-old and by the age of seven he was not only competing against the best in the country in national championships, but also internationally! Neo joined a group of young racers who travelled to Europe last summer to represent Team GB at the International MX Master Kids where he beat 25 contenders from 14 countries in the final to become champion and score maximum points for Team GB.  You can watch the video of his epic adventure here.  He went on to finish fourth in his group in the British MX Cup and bagged Winter Champion to end the year on a high.  Neo is dedicated to improving his skills required for racing so the support offered by Bounce Revolution has literally got him jumping for joy as it complements the training program he’s developed for himself.

Neo’s latest partner, Bounce Revolution, adds to Derby’s diverse range of leisure facilities by offering an alternative way for all ages to stay healthy whilst having fun on 500 joined up trampolines, slam dunks, foam pits and air bags.  The trampoline park also boasts a cafe to ensure spectators are catered for; sumo-suit wrestling, wipeout rotating sweeper arms and Battle Beam all under one roof to make Bounce Revolution leaps and bounds ahead of conventional trampoline parks.

Watch this video of Neo checking out what Bounce Revolution has to offer.

Guv Beesla, Marketing Director for Bounce Revolution said:

We decided to sponsor somebody local, somebody who could be an ambassador for our brand and truly benefit from our facilities; it had to be Nitro Neo, have you seen what he can do on a motorbike?  When we learned how hard this schoolboy works and the commitments required to compete at his level we wanted to get involved and support his development.  Neo gives everything 100% and he’s achieved a lot for somebody so young, he is going for his black belt in karate later this year, he’s completed his swimming awards and he’s now a Rookie Lifeguard, and he’s a motocross champion; he matches our ambition to work hard to maintain high standards and be successful.

Mr Beesla added:
The lifetime pass we’ve given him grants free entry to complement his training program by helping improve his balance, coordination and stamina.  10 minutes on our trampolines is the equivalent of jogging at a steady pace for 33 minutes.  Visitors get all of these benefits whilst having the time of their lifes!  We wish Neo well and our staff have already told me they look forward to his weekly visits as he is such a happy and lively character.
Motocross is the hardest sport on earth, athletes are dressed head to toe in protective gear.  You get blurred vision landing jumps; you’re manoeuvring a motorbike on ever changing terrain as no two laps are the same, ruts get deeper and bumps get bigger.  There’s up to forty riders in a race going all over the place.  Heart rates are anaerobic plus and you’ll lose count of how many times a rider stands up and down on their motorbike each lap.  You have to be strong, stable, coordinated and efficient because there’s no let up, there’s no teammate to handover to, you’re on your own; accelerating, braking, the clutch, changing gears, shifting your body and timing.  There is no end to the season, no end to the training, and no end to the risk of injury, it’s endless.  That’s why many believe it’s the hardest sport on earth.

Neo’s father and manager said:

We’re really pleased to form this partnership with Bounce Revolution, the Directors are forward thinking like ourselves and the support they’ve offered will make a big contribution to Neo’s development, the trampoline park offers a balance of improving fitness whilst enjoying yourself big time.  There are so many attributes required to remain competitive in motocross, fitness is a big component so this sponsorship is very important to us.

Neo shows you can achieve anything if you are motivated enough, he knows where he wants to get to and he isn’t afraid of putting in the work necessary to achieve his goals.

We established the Nitro Neo race team to help turn his racing aspirations in to reality because there is no motorbike or racing experience within his family.  Neo gets inspiration from professionals we work with in the industry and support from sponsors who believe in our inspirational youngster, they’ve contributed to his success and we appreciate all they do for us.

You can find out more about Bounce Revolution on their website, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook page.  You can find out more about Nitro Neo on his website and support the young star by following him on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, his blog and Twitter.

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#NitroChristmas video preview of
Neo McCartney officially launching Christmas

Team Nitro had to move fast once they were informed Neo had been chosen as intu Derby shopping centre’s local hero for all of the work he does to help people.  You can read my blog about it here.

The team called upon the services of HTB Productions to eternalise Nitro Neo’s big day in glorious HD video.  Here’s what Harvey had to say from HTB Productions:

htbpI wasn’t sure what to expect when meeting Neo and the team, however it was a pleasant surprise. Nitro Neo is not your average seven year old, it seems as though he was born for motocross fame. He has been one of the most entertaining and easy going people I have done a shoot with, he doesn’t freeze or shake when a camera is pointing in his face. As a matter of fact he does the opposite, Neo takes it all in his stride. Dancing and waving to make the video as fun and amusing as possible! Definitely the coolest seven year old out there. I look forward to working with him and the team in the future.

Here is the #NitroChristmas preview that landed in the office today, we can’t wait to see the final video.

Nitro Neo brings moto action to home town

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It is with great excitement that we can announce Nitro Neo has been asked to play a major part in turning on both Derby City Centre and intu Derby shopping mall Christmas lights.  The news just broke on ITV News:

intu Derby informed Team Nitro that they are so impressed with Neo’s selfless acts for his community at such a young age, he has been crowned their “Local hHero” and he’s invited to the shopping mall on Saturday 15th November to be the main attraction at their biggest event of the year, the Christmas light switch on, entertainment details here.  They are also rewarding Neo’s acts of kindness with a VIP shopping experience worth £1000! WOW!  We have to admit nobody deserves it more, Neo is a hard working and very thoughtful boy.  Here is the video of us breaking the news to Neo:

The Christmas fun also announced by Derby Telegraph doesn’t end there.  Nitro Neo is in demand this year, following the light switch on at intu, Neo will be whisked away by the main man himself – SANTA – to start the city centre Christmas parade.  Derby LIVE have asked Neo to bring a flavour of something new to the city centre Christmas light switch on, and Neo won’t disappoint. He is going to lead a Christmas parade through the city centre, on his motocross bike of course, in front of thousands of revellers who come to enjoy the festive entertainment being put on by intu Derby and Derby LIVE throughout the day; all this at the tender age of 7!

 

Neo would love to see you all there!

Auto 07.09.14 218Neo’s VIP day will begin around 10am thanks to intu, and after he has been made to feel as special as the people he gives his time to, you can join him for the big countdown to the light switch on at 4pm on Level 2 near the food hall. After these celebrations Neo and Santa will be whisked away by security to Sitwell Street where Neo will lead the parade on his motocross bike, through the city’s pedestrian zone and up to the Cathedral on Iron Gate; taking motocross to the people!

 

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Once the parade is complete Neo will join Capital FM presenters Dino and Pete on stage at The Market Place where he will have a chat before standing side by side with Santa and other performers to switch on Derby City’s
Christmas lights at 6pm, in-front of over 6000 Christmas shoppers expected at the festive event – what a night!

We’re so proud of you Neo, well done!

For more information on intu Christmas light switch on, please visit their website. More information on Derby LIVE’s Christmas parade and light switch on is available here.

Approximate timing:

1030am Nitro Neo commences VIP day at intu.

3:30pm Nitro Neo on standby for light switch on at intu.  Stage entertainment begins at The Market Place.

4pm Nitro Neo welcomed on stage to turn on intu shopping centre lights.

4:30pm Nitro Neo leads Derby LIVE Christmas parade from Babington Lane, through pedestrian zone; St. Peters Street, Corn Market, to the Cathedral on Iron Gate.  Passing Derby LIVE Capital FM stage in the Market Place around 5pm.

5:45pm Nitro Neo on standby to go on stage at the Market Place.

5:55pm Nitro Neo welcomed on stage by hosts Dino and Pete from Capital FM.

6pm City centre lights are turned on.  BOOM!!!!!!!

Watch here exactly what Neo spent his reward money on……selfless once again, treating his whole family to a well deserved holiday.

The ITV story following the big day gives a great insight into how much the crowd enjoyed the event:

HTB Productions also followed Neo for the day so you can see how exciting it was for everybody involved:

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