Rachel Atherton

Rachel Atherton is the most awarded British mountain-biker in the history of the sport. In addition to her ten (10) U.K. National titles, she is 6-time Downhill World Champion, 6-time Downhill World Cup Overall Champion, 2-time European Champion, and the proud owner of 37 World Cups.

Rachel dominates Women’s Downhill. 2016 saw her take mountain-biking’s first ever “Perfect Season” with 7 wins out of 7 World Cup rounds, in addition to the World Championships. Victory at Lourdes in 2017 (WC Round 1) resulted in 2 full years being undefeated with 14 consecutive World Cup wins. But in a practice crash in Round 2 at Fort William Rachel Rachel went down in style, re-locating her own dislocated shoulder trackside, missing the next two races.

In 2017 at the World Championships a training crash left her with a fractured left clavicle. But Rachel battled back to the top to secure the 2018 World Cup Overall and World Championship victories.

Rachel has put Downhill Mountain Biking on the mainstream media map and has been awarded Sunday Times Young Sportswoman of the Year, BBC Midlands Sportswoman of the Year, 2-time BT Sport Action Woman of the Year, and Laureus Action Sportsperson of the year.

In 2007 Atherton Racing was formed so that Dan, Gee and Rachel Atherton could ride and race their bikes together as masters of their own destiny.

They have become the most awarded three siblings in international sport and continue to push the boundaries of mountain-biking, paving a new path with the launch of Dyfi Bike Park and Atherton Bikes.

Career Highlights:

  • 2019 World Cup Downhill, Vallnord = 1st place
  • 2019 World Cup Downhill, Fort William = 1st place
  • 2019 British Downhill Series = 1st place
  • 2018 World Championship = 1st Place
  • 2018 World Cup Downhill (DH) Series Winner = 1st Place
  • 2016 World Cup Downhill (DH) Series Winner = ‘The Perfect Season’
  • 2016 World Championships, Val di Sole = 1st Place
  • 2015 World Cup Downhill (DH) Series Winner
  • 2015 World Championships, Andorra = 1st Place
  • 2013 World Championship = 1st Place
  • 2013 World Cup Downhill (DH) Series Winner = 1st Place
  • 2012 World Cup Downhill (DH) Series Winner = 1st Place
  • 2008 World Championship = 1st Place
  • 2008 World Cup Downhill (DH) Series Winner = 1st Place
  • 2005 Junior World Championship = 1st Place