Check out the Athertons on Channel 4

UK's fastest family star in half-hour documentary

an, Rachel and Gee Atherton

The Atherton family are the subject of a one-off documentary airing on Channel 4 tomorrow. The half-hour Freesports on 4 special follows world champion downhillers Gee and Rachel, and their 4X star brother Dan.


The show is due to air at 8.25am. Channel 4’s website says: “Tim Warwood presents a one-off special following the highs and lows of the most successful family in mountain biking.”


The Animal-Commencal riders had an amazingly successful 2008. Rachel became UCI world champion and World Cup champion, Gee was crowned world champion and finished third overall in the World Cup, as well as being hotly tipped to win the Red Bull Rampage until a crash landed him in hospital, and Dan scored his first World Cup 4X win in Andorra.