A Day in the Shoes of Dan Atherton – Video
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From racing BMX as a lad to standing on the top step at a World Cup, Dan Atherton has dedicated his career to the progression of mountain biking. He’s achieved top results in BMX, Enduro, Four Cross and Downhill, including numerous World Cup and EWS podiums and a Four Cross World Cup win. Fast forward to today and Dan is the creator of Red Bull Hardline – the most challenging downhill race in the world – and co-ownerof Atherton Bikes, along with his siblings. He devotes much of his time to building the spectacular Dyfi Bike Park in the Esgair Forestof the UK.
As a builder, sculptor and rider, Dan’s daily choice of footwear is TNT. Many days start in the shop, hand-prepping materials for the park in the early mornings then sculpting berms and jumps with the machine in the gloomy, damp afternoons, culminating with testing his handiwork and reaping the rewards on the Atherton Racing DH rig. It’s a labor of love and he wouldn’t have it any other way.
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