The Atherton Project
Episodes 1 - 3
The fly on the wall show will track the exploits of the most famous family in mountain bike history. Follow British riders Dan, Gee and Rachel Atherton as they compete in the 2009 UCI World Cup Series and the World Championships in Australia, where Rachel and Gee will defend their 2008 crowns. The series promises to delve deep into their lives, especially life away from the training routines and competitions.
The Atherton's have done it again. Watch who the nation's favourite Atherton is, follow them during the World Cup in Andorra. And don't forget to see Clay Porter's dance routine for his next participation in X Factor. And to top things off, we follow the Athertons at the US Open 2009.
We follow Rachel as she goes in to surgery, Dan having some trouble with his shoulder at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Fort William. We follow Gee at Fort William when he talks about the urge of winning before his home crowed.
The Athertons are in Maribor, Slovenia for the next leg of the Nissan UCI World Cup. Unfortunately, Dan finishes 6th and Gee, who was first in the qualifier, finishes 12th due to a few nasty spills. The pressure is on for Gee and Dan to perform well in Canada. Back home, the guys relax by riding the trails around their house as; Rachel reflects on the season and expresses some doubts about the future.
Watch Gee and Dan competing in a road cycle race and follow them to the World Cup in Mont-Sainte-Anne.
The Atherton clan hit up round seven of the downhill World Cup in Bromont, Canada. Mechanic Stevie gets loose on the dancefloor, while Dan stomps his way into the 4X final following a few words of wisdom from trainer Roberts. Will he survive one of the season’s biggest pile ups and grab that ellusive top spot? Check it out...
A documentary following Gee, Dan and Rachel Atherton.
Episode 10 follows Gee and Dan to the World Champs in Australia. With Dan's disappointment in the 4X at the World Champs the Atherton's season hangs in the balance. It's not all bad news though, with former World Champ and World Cup winner Rachel Atherton well on her way to recovery and eyeing a successful 2010 season.
Following her training injury earlier this year, Rachel is back on the bike and back on the pace as she takes on the gnarly trails of Schladming, Austria. Shes fit and focused and looking to reclaim her position as world number one in 2010. Meanwhile, brother Dan has his eyes set on a strong finish in the Schladming 4X finals. Can he end the year on a high? While Dan gets his lines down on the rebuilt 4X track, we gain an insight into the life of Animal Commencals firey photographer, Sven Martin as he hunts for the perfect shot. Its been a solid year for 2008 World Champ Gee Atherton, and with a little more luck he could well take the World Cup title next year, but for now hes focused on putting it all on the line in Schladming, and he does just that.
With the World Cup season all wrapped up, the Atherton clan head to Brazil where they hit up the Desafio no Morro downtown race in the slums of Rio. Returning home to hit up their local trails and tracks, the Athertons go out with a bang with an epic quarry session.