Rachel Atherton

Rachel Atherton

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Rachel Atherton posted a photo
1 day ago

@dyfibikepark is giving away 2 RIDE Day Passes & all this clobber to celebrate that we are OPEN! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰head to @dyfibikepark & enter to look as cool as me ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜‹ (knee scooter not included!!)
๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ Thanks for being patient whilst @dan_atherton created this sick place! โฃ๏ธ

Rachel Atherton posted a video
3 days ago

What it sounds like to snap your Achillesโ€™ tendon on the landing ๐Ÿ’ฉ
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My 3rd run having so much fun, I sent the Long Jump & jumped furthest out of the Women! ๐Ÿค˜ then 30 seconds later Cased the finish jump & that was my season OVER!!
From long jump to short jump ๐Ÿ˜‚
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I didnโ€™t know weather to post this as itโ€™s quite emotional & a bit grim,but Iโ€™m posting it now! Thanks to John for helping me out xx @gopro @goprouk #gopro #goproathlete #achillesrupture

Rachel Atherton posted a photo
1 week ago

As suspected Iโ€™ve completely torn my Achilles Tendon! So itโ€™s Surgery today to fix it!
๐Ÿ™…โ€โ™€๏ธโš”๏ธโš’๐Ÿ™ˆ
Couldnโ€™t be more different to this day exactly a week ago! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ
I wanted to watch the World Cup on @redbullbike but Iโ€™ll be under the knife when they drop in which is so BIZARRE to think about!!
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I really REALLY appreciate all your lovely messages, Iโ€™m just feeling super dissappointed not to be able to keep the battle going this year with the girls ๐Ÿ™…โ€โ™€๏ธ
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HUGE thanks to @altiushealthcare @zer0226 @therealconehead @redbulluk #mikekarski for getting me in so quickly โฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ–คโฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ–คโฃ๏ธ

Rachel Atherton posted a photo
1 week ago

@dyfibikepark is FINALLY OPEN!!! ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ
So absolutely buzzing to announce that after 4 years Dyfi Bike Park is finally OPEN to you.... the great public!!
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This has been Affys @dan_atherton dream for his whole life, to build & create tracks & trails & this place has been worth the wait....
Head to dyfibikepark.co.uk & book on to blow your mind with a weekends shred ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿ’ฅ Thanks for being patient! Itโ€™s worth the wait! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Rachel Atherton posted a photo
2 weeks ago

Yes!! Ride Concepts I LOVE my bright green Traverse!! and now the new, evolved Traverse have officially landed! Check out @ridecncpts all new lineup now available online and select stores. #RideConcepts #RideEveryDay

Rachel Atherton is at Vallnord Bike Park.
Rachel Atherton is at Vallnord Bike Park.
2 weeks ago

World Cup Win # 39!!!!!!! ๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿคช
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Canโ€™t believe Iโ€™m still going since 2006 first win ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚& now to win on the @athertonbikes is ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคช
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I was SO nervous! ๐ŸคฎRace mindset was like:
FLAT OUT AT THE TOP!
Calm
Collected
Try to be Loose but Aggressive
SPRIIIINT! .

@svenmartinphoto Madness @ Vallnord Bike Park

Rachel Atherton is at Andorra, Vall Nord.
Rachel Atherton is at Andorra, Vall Nord.
2 weeks ago

About Today: it was INSANE!!!!!!!!
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Crazy racing all the girls pushing so hard, Tracey sent it so fast but crashed right st the finish :-( Nina crashed & lost a show!! Marine sent it so fast! Emi sent it... Vero sent it... Eleonora sent it...!!
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The track was so insanely hard deep in dust & blown up with big holes & just savage, I knew after I qualified 3rd I would have to dig deep .... pushing to the edge of the limit but not over that limit....
I was changing stuff EVERY practice run, trying all sorts to get comfortable on such a wild track, race day 2 practice runs still changing settings & rebound making a huge difference in the heat... & even dropping my forks thru by 3mm more - huge improvement! Last practice run I suddenly had the answer... my brake levers were not in the right position and I couldnโ€™t ride very aggressively with my arms..... well that change made a huge difference! (Try it and see!) Even after so long racing I still canโ€™t get my brake levers in the right position ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
So big thank you to @marekufnal @cordijortes for putting up with my mental shite every run & @tomlloyd123 @athertonracing for mopping up my puke cos I was so nervous I puke a lot ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Ant from @dyfibikepark @Dyfi_diggers with the gnar horns @porosa @millejohnset dinner date!
This is just a huge massive honour to win my 39th World Cup on our @athertonbikes ๐Ÿ˜! ๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿคฎ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿค˜
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@svenmartinphoto braving the dust & heat to bring the photos to life.... ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ‘Œ @ Andorra, Vall Nord

Rachel Atherton shared a video.
2 weeks ago

This was INSANE!! Crazy racing on a savage track!! @gopro

Rachel Atherton posted a photo
4 weeks ago

I wanted to give this some context - for the last few days I have been in such a stressed out mood - exhausted & wanting to cry all the time, too tired to train, too tired to do anything normal, unable to ride as my hand is painful, and generally stressed out by the smallest of things: today I made myself get out and do something fun, to get outside, & get outside of my head & that would give me a bit of an adrenaline kick but also be relaxing!!
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we paddle boarded with the dog across to the sand banks and We ran around yelling & waded the estuary, then paddled down for food in the pub - it made me feel alive again! Then I went Home & got an early night & for once didnโ€™t worry about feeling like I had to stay & watch an epic sunset, because that wouldโ€™ve made me too tired!
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I guess what Iโ€™m trying to say is that A) instagram makes everything look epic and you donโ€™t know the backstory so donโ€™t think everyone elseโ€™s life is better than yours!
B) Get OUTSIDE & MOVE !! Fresh air, sunshine, rain, exercise ๐Ÿ‘whatever it is just go outside & move your body for a bit , it lights our natural energy โ™ฅ๏ธโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ช
C) eat CARBS! Feel good ๐Ÿ˜‹
D) listen to your body
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Mental health is just as important as physical health & we all feel those super low moments, itโ€™s about recognising your triggers & having a few tools to bring you back to normal again & being honest with yourself . Xxx

Rachel Atherton is with Manu Kreuk.
Rachel Atherton is with Manu Kreuk.
4 weeks ago

Gutted not to be racing the 3rd British National this weekend at Rhyd Y Felin, one of my fave tracks! โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅMy hand is still hurting from my crash at the Leogang World Cup! decided to rest it for a while longer - hereโ€™s an @goprouk photo of my hands riding - without them you canโ€™t hold on! ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ @ukdownhillseries @gopro @trickstuff_official @renthal_cycling @enduraofficial

About
Rachel Atherton
Birthday
12/06/1987
Bio
Rachel, the youngest Atherton at 23 years old has already achieved global status within the sport.

At only 20 years old, Rach became the first British woman to win the Elite Women UCI Downhill World Championship in June 2008 with an unprecendeted winning margin of 12 seconds. The same year she wrapped up the World Cup Series. Since then she has gone on to win numerous UCI Downhill World Cups and Medals at the World Champs, but injuries have prevented her from defending those titles...the game is now on!
Personal interests
Reading, Writing, Climbing, Cooking, Dancing, Being Grumpy, My Moto, My Dog, Writing, Skiing, Hiking, Swimming in Secret Spots, Coffee, Chai Tea, Cycling, Kayaks, Yoga, Architecture and Property Design, Flowers.
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1 month ago

The Leogang Bike Park track, although sometimes criticised for a lack of technicality, is known for its staggering speeds and seldom fails to produce captivating…

1 month ago

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2 months ago

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65,000 spectators! The UCI Mountain Bike World Championships last year were record breaking, the biggest event to crown the best in the world to date.…

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6 months ago

We finally get a first proper look at the brand new bike from Atherton Bikess as Dan, Gee and Rachel announce their team-mates and partner…

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6 months ago

Dan, Gee and Rachel Atherton are excited to announce the launch of their new bike brand, Atherton Bikes. The siblings will partner with renowned suspension…

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6 months ago

After three hugely successful years with Trek Bicycles itโ€™s time for Team Atherton Racing to embark on a new chapter. The Trek Factory Racing DH…

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9 months ago

High-flying mountain bike siblings, Rachel, Dan and Gee Atherton have just confirmed they will be joining Kendal Mountain Festival's legendary Bike Night, presented in partnership…

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Check out the Foxhunt frenzy that went down last weekend. Female bikers flocked from all around to take part in this epic event in the…

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10 months ago

Red Bull Foxhunt returns to the hills of Machynlleth, Wales on 29th and 30th September 2018 with recently crowned five-time world champion Rachel Atherton returning…

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Issue 56

We catch up with Alastair Beckett, bike designer extraordinaire, and responsible for some of the most successful bikes on the race circuit. Alistair talks about bike design, the rise of the high pivot bike and what the future may hold for mountain bikes.

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Issue 39

James Cornford investigates the mental side of riding and finds out how tuning your brain can make you a better rider, with a Sports Psychologist, Team Manager Nigel Page and racer Loic Bruni all getting grilled!

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James Cornford talks to the unsung heroes from the World Cup, namely the team managers who ensure it all goes smoothly!

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Issue 29

We head to the UCI Downhill World Cup in Pietermaritzburg and get a fistful of surprises while we are there!

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Rou Chater hails the dominance of Rachel Atherton this season, one of the stand-out riders from the entire MTB Scene of 2013.

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Editor Rou Chater heads to the Saracen BDS Round 1 in Combe Sydenham to see who has been working hard in the off-season.

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