2016 will see another instalment of the boundary-pushing downhill race spearheaded by Dan Atherton. The World’s bravest downhillers will return to the Dyfi Forest to pit themselves against the hardest downhill course out there at Red Bull Hardline.
Dan Atherton and Olly Davey have been grafting hard to create a new course for the 2016 edition of Red Bull Hardline. Constantly looking to improve the event for both riders and spectators, they have come up with plenty more to test the best riders. September will see the UK’s finest battling to tame the beast.
Ruaridh Cunningham will be rocking the #1 plate and has the target on his back. After puncturing the previous two years, you know Gee Atherton will be gagging to make this year his.
There’s one slight down side though … Hardline will clash with the British Downhill Series final at Llangollen, held in North Wales on the same weekend. Apparently, Red Bull couldn’t avoid the clash and had to make the call. Shame.
RED BULL HARDLINE RETURNS IN WALES ON SEPTEMBER 18th.
Hard by name, hard by nature, the Red Bull Hardline with Jeep isn’t an event for the faint of heart. Hailed as one of the toughest downhill mountain bike races in the world, the third edition of Red Bull Hardline returns to the hills of Mid Wales on September 18th, 2016. The four minute course, built by Dan Atherton on a remote Welsh mountain, combines gap jumps, giant slab rolls and tight wood sections. It’s tough on mind, body and bike
Last year’s racetrack was one of the most demanding seen, pushing some of the most progressive riders to their limits. The road gap feature returns in dramatic style this year, sending riders off the side of the mountain and virtually over the heads of the crowds of spectators.
Speaking of the return of Red Bull Hardline, course designer and rider Dan Atherton said, “Red Bull Hardline was created to push the progression of our sport, both myself and Olly Davey have learnt a lot from the last two years and this year we are pushing the progression of the event itself, both for the riders and the fans”.
Last year Scottish Ruaridh Cunningham took the title, in 2016 expect to see Gee Atherton fight hard to finish on top of the podium.
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