It's with regret I have to contact you with some more injury news. On Tuesday night of this week Dan was out riding dirt jumps at his local trails in Llanfyllin, when he crashed and landed awkwardly on his head. Dan was taken to Shrewsbury hospital in a ambulance where they X-rayed his upper spine. The results confirmed a fracture to his C2 vertebrae with a further CT scan confirming another fracture to his C1 vertebrae. On the positive side Dan has full movement in all his limbs and at present there is no damage to the nerves that pass through the central spinal column. Dan remains immobilised for precautionary measures while currently awaiting a transfer to the orthopaedic unit in Oswestry, a hospital the Athertons know well and one that is luckily renowned as the best unit in the country. As long as everything goes to plan with his recovery we should hopefully see Dan on a bike by the end of the year. Our sympathies are with Dan and the rest of the Atherton family at this time and any well wishes to Dan can be made via the team's Facebook page.
Round 4 of this year’s Enduro World Series went down on the weekend in Val Di Fassa in the Italian Dolomites…Check out all the action
Here to save you time and provide you the very best behind the scenes from the weekends World Cup racing. Enjoy.
The first round is done and dusted and what a race. Thank god the weather held off, and gifted us some extremely tight racing on a hell of a track proved to be a stellar way to open the season.
Ric and Chris run us through the six stages that face the riders in Derby, Tasmania for round 2 of this years Enduro World Series
A new look for Team Chain Reaction Cycles as they kick off there EWS campaign here in Rotorua. The season is here
Long, loose and dusty tracks; River swims and cold beers; Quality yarns in the memory of a legend. The 2019 DME was another winner.