Want Gee, Rachel and Dan to teach you everything they know? They’re ready to share all their tricks and tips…
Want the chance to ride with a mountain biking hero? Now you can – and not just with one star, but with three.
The Atherton siblings – Dan, Gee and Rachel – are three of the fastest downhill mountain bike racers in the world. They all regularly stand on World Cup downhill and 4X podiums (30 to date and counting). Sponsored by Commençal bikes and Animal clothing, they’re easy to spot as they rocket down every mountain they ride.
Now they’ve decided to share their natural bike-handling skills with other riders, by teaming up with One Planet Adventure to put on MTB days in north Wales. The Atherton Training days, held in Llandegla Forest, cost £180 for a whole day’s training session with either Dan, Gee or Rachel.
Included in the day is a pre-session bike check from a pro mechanic to ensure your bike is safe and up to the task, plus a classroom briefing to allow you to set out what you’d like to learn so the session can be specifically tailored to your needs. Sessions also include video assessment of your riding so that your technique can be analysed, assessed and modified to improve your riding.
A well earned buffet lunch is provided, and then it’s back out on to the purpose-built training hill to put the Atherton magic into practice. After the training day you’ll receive a full written assessment of your skills and ability, so you can keep track of the areas where you need to practice.
For a chance to get your technique up to speed or to nail a particular aspect of your riding that you think is holding you back, there can be no better way to step up a gear. Given the price, we think this day offers great value for money.
There’s a women’s specific day being held on 1st December so head on over to www.athertonracing.co.uk now for more information.