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Atherton Diaries: Foxhunt frenzy

What a way to end the season!

It’s the last race of the year for the Athertons and what better way to round off 2017 than their own Foxhunts. Here are the full highlights from both events.

The Athertons said: “Rachel stays close to home in Machynlleth while Gee journeys to Rostrevor in Northern Ireland for a crazy weekend of mud and mayhem at the Red Bull Foxhunts. In Mach its “gnarly, muddy and real choppy’ – Rach is joined by Trek team-mate Katy Winton who is a brilliant stand in fox, the female riders are all feigning a laid-back approach but secretly they are flat –out practicing their mass-start elbow techniques! Atherton Academy’s Mille Johnset is the youngest rider on track – but has she got the power to take the win? And will Gill from the Athy Racing office ever make it down in one piece? Over in Rostrevor 450 men aren’t even pretending!! Gee is joined by World Champ Loic Bruni and Rob Warner for full on crashes and carnage all the way – pushing, shoving and roaring with bikes and riders flying through the steep woods section – just not necessarily in the same direction! Loic gets loose and Irish enduro rider Kelan Grant takes the win with Gee in 9th – At least there is time for few pints of Guinness!”

Cheers to Green Bike Store for their help over our Foxhunt weekend.

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