Video: Atherton Project episode 1

Fly-on-the-wall series featuring UK’s first family of dirt

The Athertons

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This week we’ve got the first instalment of The Atherton Project, a fly-on-the-wall documentary following Gee, Dan and Rachel Atherton.

Filmed by legendary mountain bike film producer Clay Porter, the series will follow the siblings as they compete in the 2009 UCI World Cup and the World Championships in Australia, where Rachel and Gee will defend their 2008 crowns.

In this first instalment, the Athertons recall Rachel’s collision with a car during training, and we follow the team’s progress all the way to South Africa as they compete in the first round of the World Cup.

The Athertons will be appearing and racing at BikeRadar Live. Click here for more information.

Click play below to see the first instalment of the Atherton Project:

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Also check out the previous videos of the week below.