Bang in time for the first World Cup at Lourdes this weekend, the Athertons have released this video of them shredding on their brand new Trek Session downhill bikes.
The Athertons made the switch from GT Factory Racing to Trek Factory Racing during the off season and this is the first proper look we’ve had of them aboard their new machines. The Athertons are already off to a winning start on the Session with Rachel claiming the first round of the Pearce downhill series at Bringewood and Gee winning the first British Downhill Series race from Ae Forest last weekend.
The cinematography in this video reminds us a lot of Darklight, which was one of our favourite videos of 2015. We love the contrast between the pitch black background and the vibrant colours of the lights and riders. It must take so much skill to ride so hard under those conditions though!
Rachel was forced to miss the first round of the British Downhill Series last weekend as she was recovering from the flu. Let’s hope that both she and Gee and fighting fit to take to Lourdes this weekend to represent Britain against the best of the rest of the world.