400 red hounds, one world-famous white fox, and 3.5 miles of unreal downhill bedlam.
The Red Bull Fox Hunt dove into its fifth year with 400 amateur riders anxiously gathering in Rostrevor, Ireland, to “hunt” their prey: former World Downhill Champion Gee Atherton.
Predictably, with a 400-person mass start along a mountain and everyone vying for the same piece of narrow, rutted real estate, several wrecks ensued.
But for the first time in the event’s history, the “fox” managed to podium. Atherton beat out 399 other racers to finish second behind rider Colin Ross.
Want even more pulse-pounding fox hunt? Check out Atherton’s POV cam from the event.
Author: Jason Lorch
Born and grew up in Wales but now a fully fledged Aussie. A passionate mountain biker, hiker and general nature addict. I’m also a bit of a muso and enjoy a good craft beer every now and again (probably too often).
I hope what we do here at Tyres and Soles will inspire people to get out there and experience first hand, the natural wonders that surround them.
So, pump up those tyres, don your favourite boots. Grab a mate, a partner, a pet… and head out into nature. But tell us all about it when you get back.
Chief editor at Tyres and Soles.