Gee Atherton Llangynog 2009 rutgerpauw.com/Red Bull Photofiles

Part of the frighteningly talented Atherton family trio, which includes fellow bikers brother Dan and sister Rachel, Gee was the first British male to win the world championships in downhill mountain biking, in 2008.

He’s also won the European title and, in 2009, won the British championships. He lives in north Wales with his brother and sister and, he says, spends far too much money on motocross bikes. Here's what you need to know about Gee...

D.O.B: 26.02.85
Discipline: Downhill Mountain Biking

What’s your favourite word?
‘Awesome’. I use it way too many times in a day.

What’s the worst thing anyone’s ever said to you?
“What went wrong?” I’ve heard it a lot from journalists this year as my riding hasn’t been going so well. I don’t want to hear it at all in 2010.

If you could edit your past, what would you change?
I’d start riding motocross much earlier.

What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
Living somewhere with better weather.

How would you like to be remembered?
As a success.

Learn more about the phenomenon that is the Atherton's at Animal Commencal.
 


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