The sixth Red Bull Hardline will take place at Dinas Mawddwy this weekend (September 14th-15th).

The event is hailed as one of the toughest downhill mountain bike races in the world and is the flagship event in the Atherton Family’s drive to promote Mountain-biking in the Machynlleth area.

Dan , Gee and Rachel Atherton are the most awarded three siblings in international sport with 49 World Cups and eight World Championships to their credit.

They are passionate about sharing their sport with a wider audience and about promoting the world-class riding opportunities that the Dyfi has to offer. The family have recently launched “Dyfi Bike Park” to the mountain-biking public and hope that it will bring much needed tourism to the area as well as providing a pathway to World Cup success for local youth riders.

This year’s Red Bull Hardline will welcome 29 of the worlds most skillful bike-handlers, more contestants than ever before.

It is set to be a true family affair; Course-creator Dan, the visionary and trail-builder behind the event will host the event to ensure that all riders have a fantastic experience both on track and beyond while brother Gee (a double World Champion in Downhill Mountain-biking who took the win here in 2018) will race to defend his Red Bull Hardline crown. Sister Rachel, the most awarded rider in the history of British Downhill mountain-biking will take to the commentary box.

Red Bull Hardline was born in 2014 when a particular set of the world’s best and fastest riders were looking for a new challenge.

Dan set out to build a track that only the world’s finest would dare to tackle, there would be no red tape, no limits on riding discipline; from top to bottom the course would be an intense mix of features that would help these riders push the boundaries of the sport they love up to the next level.

Red Bull gave Dan all the support and resources that he needed to build his dream track and the race has gone from strength to strength.

Dan Atherton said: “The Dyfi has some of best riding in the world and Red Bull Hardline lets us share that with literally millions of mountain-bike fans across the globe who will tune in to watch these amazing riders pushing every limit.

"When I’m building at the Dyfi Bike Park I’m constantly kept in check, the crew remind me that other people are supposed to enjoy riding here.

"At Red Bull Hardline there are no checks, no limits.

"Olly Davey our chief course builder has gone bigger than ever before with a 65 foot jump as the riders come into the finish arena, its going to be massive!

Red Bull Hardline, will take place across this weekend with some tickets still available for Saturday’s open practice session and qualifying.

Dyfi Bike Park will open Friday 13th September and Saturday 14 to enable Red Bull Hardline visitors to experience riding Dan’s trail-building creations for themselves