Aston Hill was blessed with mountain biking royalty on Tuesday 19 May. DH World Champion Gee Atherton took a day out from his punishing schedule of races and promotional work to come down to Buckinghamshire to speak to some journalists from the Daily Telegraph, before taking them riding and sliding on a recently rained-on Hill. Gee was the consummate professional, especially considering that he came back from Andorra on the 18th, was due in Glasgow on the 20th and flies out to the USA to race on the 21st!

The journos left happy, the photog got his shots and Gee left to get an early night. The article is due to appear as part of National Bike Week and is about how you can get out on decent local trails with a minimum of effort - Aston Hill is only a few miles from Tring and Wendover stations, easily reachable from London and surrounding towns, and there's even plans to get a weekend bus service laid on to ferry riders from up to the Hill.

As ever, all Aston Hill news is at and you can root for Gee as he chases more podiums at