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Rachel Atherton
Rachel Atherton

Rachel Atherton is the most successful British mountain bike rider in the history of her sport. She grew up hurtling around the mountains of Mid and North East Wales, alongside champion siblings Dan and Gee. She was the first British woman to win the Elite UCI Downhill World Championship in 2008 and among numerous other titles she capped it all in 2012 by winning five from six World Cup races to be crowned World Champion. Her love for Wales, from its dramatic mountain peaks to the unspoilt coast, is obvious to anyone lucky enough to meet her.

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