The Atherton Project

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  • 2010
  • 3 Seasons
  • 8.6  (15)

The Atherton Project is a thrilling, behind-the-scenes documentary series that follows the lives of the talented and charismatic Atherton siblings as they compete in some of the world's most challenging downhill mountain biking events. Produced by Red Bull TV, the show debuted in 2010 and quickly earned a loyal following among fans of cycling and extreme sports.

The series stars the three Atherton siblings: Rachel, Gee, and Dan. Rachel is an immensely talented downhill mountain biker, who has won multiple world championships and dominates the women's circuit with her unbeatable skills and fierce determination. Gee is an equally skilled rider, who has also won world championships and earned a reputation for his daring, high-speed riding style. Dan, meanwhile, is the oldest of the three siblings and a legendary figure in the world of mountain biking, known for pioneering new tricks and pushing the boundaries of what's possible on two wheels.

Throughout the series, viewers get a glimpse into the hectic and exhilarating lives of the Athertons as they train, compete, and try to balance their personal lives with their demanding careers as professional athletes. The show's episodes are filmed in a fly-on-the-wall style, with cameras following the siblings as they travel to events around the world, interact with their fans, and push themselves to their limits on the mountainside.

In addition to featuring the Athertons themselves, the show also includes interviews with their coaches, trainers, and the other riders on the circuit, providing a deeper understanding of the tactics and training methods that are instrumental to success in downhill mountain biking. Each episode features thrilling race footage, as the Athertons navigate treacherous terrain at breakneck speeds, often executing jaw-dropping jumps and maneuvers that leave viewers gasping in awe.

Beyond the intensity of the racing itself, The Atherton Project is notable for its emphasis on showcasing the siblings' personalities and the bonds they share as a family. Despite the fierce competition and grueling training schedules, the Athertons are a close-knit clan, and the show's episodes frequently feature touching moments of sibling camaraderie and familial support. Whether they're sharing a meal together, reminiscing about their childhood, or simply cheering each other on from the sidelines, the Athertons' love and admiration for each other is palpable throughout the series.

Over the course of its run, The Atherton Project captivated audiences with its thrilling action, intimate access to the lives of its star athletes, and heartfelt glimpses into the bonds of family. Through it all, Rachel, Gee, and Dan Atherton proved themselves to be not only world-class athletes but also compelling personalities with an unwavering passion for their sport. Whether you're a dedicated fan of downhill mountain biking or simply looking for an adrenaline-fueled glimpse into the world of extreme sports, The Atherton Project is an exhilarating and unforgettable series.

The Atherton Project is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (27 episodes). The series first aired on May 10, 2010.

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Backyard Buildup
10. Backyard Buildup
Dan starts a new project, developing tracks in his yard in Llanrhaeadr. Then the trio ends the season in Llangynog at the Red Bull Weekend Warriors event, with fans joining them for downhill riding.
Competing at Val Di Sol
9. Competing at Val Di Sol
Rach and Gee race in the last round of World Cup at Val Di Sol. Dan sits this one out, realizing he's no longer enjoying downhill racing. He's off to try out a new interest: an enduro event in Sweden.
Getting Muddy
8. Getting Muddy
Out for some fun on motorbikes with 7x Paris-Dakar competitor Mick Entrance, the siblings get stuck in some serious North Wales mud. Then it's on to World Cup round six in La Bresse, France, where they are visited by Max Commencal.
MTB Downhill Fun
7. MTB Downhill Fun
The team competes in round five of the World Cup in Windham. Rachel has a great run, but Gee and Dan struggle. Then it's off to Whistler for Crankworx, and Gee and Dan judge a bikini competition.
Mont St. Anne
6. Mont St. Anne
January 1, 2016
Rach, Gee, and Dan compete in the World Cup in Mont St. Anne, Canada, and it's rough day for all three. Then, it's off to America for some lighthearted fun before the next race.
Free Riding in Italy
5. Free Riding in Italy
January 1, 2016
The team travels to Italy for some free riding before the next World Cup. After a week of relaxation, they reflect on the season so far and their goals for the future.
Bikes and Stunt Planes
4. Bikes and Stunt Planes
The siblings compete in Leogang, Switzerland at the next round of the World Cup, and Dan is still getting re-accustomed to the fast World Cup racing speeds. Then, the trio go for intense flights in the Flying Bull stunt plane.
Tricks with Danny
3. Tricks with Danny
January 1, 2016
Danny MacAskill visits for a ride through Llanrhaeadr and Shrewsbury with Dan and Gee. Dan reflects on his injury and the lessons he's learned. Then, the trio head to Fort William, Scotland for Dan's first World Cup since his return.
Dan Returns
2. Dan Returns
After seven months of training, the Athertons race together for the first time in a long while. Later, they give a tour of their new racing headquarters in Wales, and then Gee is off to South Africa for round one of the World Cup.
Full Speed Ahead
1. Full Speed Ahead
Recovered from his neck injury, Dan joins Gee and Rachel for serious training in Queenstown, New Zealand. For fun, the siblings go bungee jumping with their new mechanic, Polish Pete, and ride scooters.
Where to Watch The Atherton Project
The Atherton Project is available for streaming on the Red Bull TV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Atherton Project on demand at and
  • Premiere Date
    May 10, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    8.6  (15)