Atherton Racing and Trek end partnership

Athertons, Charlie Hatton and Trek part ways after three years

With three World Championship titles, 11 World Cup wins and two overall World Cup victories, Trek and Atherton Racing are now parting ways.

Atherton Racing is also saying goodbye to Kade Edwards, its rookie rider who's proven his worth on the Junior World Cup scene, taking 2018's downhill World Championship title in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.

However, Rachel, Gee and Dan Atherton, and Charlie Hatton will all be staying on with Atherton Racing for 2019, but with a different title sponsor.

The rumours have been rife, of course, with people suggesting that the Athertons will join Cube, Merida or even Norco. The cat isn't out of the bag just yet, but we're keen to find out!

Alex has been riding bikes since he was knee-high to a grasshopper. He first raced back in 2003, winning the Juvenile category on a sketchy hard tail Planet X bike. Alex lived in the Alps for seven years so isn't shy of a climb or two and loves getting out in his bike in all weather. His favorite thing to ride is steep loamy tracks with loads of opportunities to slam the bike into turns and really give it some frame bending welly! He's broken his fair share of frames, so any bike between his knees is going to get a right seeing to.
  • Discipline: DH, Enduro, XC, BMX, Road
  • Preferred Terrain: Epic descents covered in the world's finest loam and hero dirt
  • Current Bikes: Nukeproof Mega 275 / Giant Anthem Advanced 275 1 / LeMond Reno / Deluxe Pro 2 BMX
  • Dream Bike: Giant ATX 1 DH (1999 model)
  • Beer of Choice: Teetotal
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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