Born: February 26, 1985
Hometown: Oswestry, England
Weight: 85 kg
Sponsors: Animal, Commencal, Redbull, 661, Sram, Truvativ,Avid , FOXSHOX, Maxxis, Funn, Bell, Mavic, and SDG.
Gee Atherton is a professional mountain biker. He specializes in downhill mountain bike racing and has won a multitude of awards. He also competes in four cross mountain bike racing and freeriding events. He won third place in prestigious Red Bull Rampage event which took place in 2010. In fact, despite not being his main discipline, he is widely regarded as one of the most talented free riders in the world. He won the four cross event at the World Cup in 2007, demonstrating his talent across multiple disciplines. Gee began racing competitively in 1998, and has since become one of the biggest names in the sport of mountain biking. He is a multiple winner of the mountain biking World Cup, winning the World Championship in 2008. However, he landed his first World Cup win in 2004 in Austria at the young age of 19. In 2007, Gee Atherton, along with his sister Rachel Atherton and his brother Dan Atherton, founded a racing team called Animal Commençal. Prior to 2007, he was with professional teams Animal and Muddy Fox.
Gee Atherton has accumulated numerous sponsors, including Red Bull and Oakley. In his spare time, Gee has a fondness for cooking and listening to music. His favorite bands are AC/DC, Prodigy, the Streets, the Strokes and DJ Krush. He also appeared on the popular British show Top Gear and was asked to race against James May. They raced the new Renault Clio through Lisbon, Portugal. Gee has appeared on the cover of magazines throughout the world, including the popular female magazine Cosmopolitan. Gee is the star of the hit web series “The Atherton Project,” which follows the day to day lives of Gee, Dan and Rachel Atherton. Mountain biking skills run in the Atherton family. Gee’s sister Rachel Atherton is one of the premiere female downhill mountain bikers in the sport. Alongside her brother Gee, she won the 2008 World Championship in downhill mountain biking.