Gee takes his 3rd consecutive win at the Crankworx Polygon Air DH

Gee Atherton took his third win at the Polygon Air DH at Crankworx this weekend. He is unbeaten in the Event’s history – having secured double wins with Rachel in 2012 and 2013. Team-mate Marc Beaumont took 7th place (He’s previously scored a 6th and a 4th here) Weather conditions in the run up to [...]

Race Report: Round 2 Shimano BDS: Fort William

Yesterday at Fort William was long and wet but ultimately a good day for the GT Factory Racing Downhill team who made the journey home with a first place for Gee Atherton and 3rd place for Marc Beaumont (and Slugger took fastest time through the speed trap)! Atherton Academy rider Kade Edwards was delighted to [...]

Race Report: Shimano British Downhill Series 2014, Round 1 Antur Stiniog

Rachel takes the win, Marc and Taylor podium. The team experienced mixed fortunes yesterday in the season’s opener at Antur Stiniog. Rachel, Taylor and Marc all podiumed but Gee came away with a disappointing 8th place. Heavy rains in the week preceding the event had left the slate track slick enough to catch out a [...]

Ride Guide: Lairig Ghru

Earlier in the year, I posted my 5 favourite Scottish rides. Now the days are getting longer and British Summer Time at the end of the month, it’s time to get the bike primed for some adventures! First of my five guides is for the northern end of the Lairig Ghru, probably the most famous [...]

Preview: The London Bike Show 2014

Visitors will be able to try out their dream bike on our 500m Cycling Test Track, providing a great opportunity to check out some of the newest bikes on the market. Many exhibitors including Scott, Giant, Boardman, Canyon, Continental, HOY. Schwalbe, Rose Bikes, Muc Off, Kinesis and more will be showcasing their bikes and you [...]

Top 5 Places to Mountain Bike in Scotland

Having spent much last summer in the warm embrace of the north west Highlands of Scotland, there are five spots that I am genuinely looking forward to riding again. Each has its own unique charm but offers something that is quintessentially Scottish and sits in an area rich in other great rides. 1. Kinlochleven Nestled [...]