SA-born Alan Hatherly making global sporting strides

Alan has been around bikes as far back as he can remember. He started his cycling career with BMX racing, which soon progressed to downhill racing.

This technical riding at such a young age allowed him to develop incredible bike handling skills. Alan’s progression in the XCO discipline began in his home province of KwaZulu-Natal and was fine-tuned through his involvement in the Spur Schools Mountain Bike League events there. Alan’s rise has been rapid, and although still U23 he is already mixing it up with the world’s top Elite men. 

Alan is the reigning South African and African Continental XCO Champion and was one of two South African Olympians in the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. He also recently won a bronze in the men’s cross-county at the Commonwealth Games earlier this year. Alan’s drive and passion for racing is evident in his analytical approach to training, but it is his silky smooth skills that set him apart.

Key achievements to date:

  • 2018 Bronze in the Men’s Cross-country mountain bike race at the Commonwealth Games 
  • 2017 Elite South African National XCO Champion
  • 2017 Elite African Continental Champion
  • 2016 Olympian
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