Podcast: Ben Cathro & Aimi Kenyon on the Unexpected Challenges of the 2022 World Cup Season

Sep 6, 2022
by DHaRCO  

What does it take to go from 0 to 100, real quick? How easily can you adjust to the high intensity and fast pace around you? Better yet, can you adjust, and stand out as one of the best? It’s not an easy objective, but Pinkbike Racing has taken this idea and made it their mission. 2022 saw the establishment of Pinkbike Racing, a World Cup downhill team that’s all about bringing up young and emerging riders and giving them a real chance at making a mark on the scene, whilst being fully supported.Pinkbike Racing has undoubtedly been one of the most engaging and interesting things to happen in the gravity-riding scene this year. The video series, directed by Harry Jenkinson, and produced by Max Rendall and Glen Thomson, AKA Sleeper Co, has had people hooked completely. Viewers resonate with the personalities they see in the team, and that invisible barrier between mere mortal and elite world cup athlete, is broken down. The people’s champion Ben Cathro took the reins as team captain, and it was definitely no small task in addition to working with the film crew, working with Pinkbike, racing and making time for family. Aimi Kenyon, the team’s youngest rider, was thrust into the spotlight, being the main focus for the first and (arguably) the second episode. However, Aimi handled the transition from local Scottish racer to well known personality as well as a young rider could.Just before the World Championships, Ben and Aimi had time to sit down with Josh and explore the year so far. The struggles, the unexpected challenges, and the incredible experiences when living out a first World Cup Season in new ways and perspectives.This is No Ordinary Life, a Podcast by DHaRCO. Enjoy!

You can listen on your favourite podcast app or via this link.

Podcast host Josh Muncke // Photography Matt Staggs

Pinkbike Bike Racing jerseys are available for sale from Dharco, and net profits go straight to supporting the team. Get your here.


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 Pinkbike Racing and its accompanying podcast and documentary has been the best window into the world of racing. I don't think I would have been half as engaged if it wasn't for the insight following these riders has provided. I look forward to year 2 even if the races are behind a paywall and all I can do it listen to daddy Cathro and cousin Quinney complain about hot vans, dissecting the tracks and generally giving us a peak behind the curtain.
  • 5 0
 Don’t say too much good stuff we don’t want to have to pay for it.
  • 20 0
 Interesting venture, props to Ben for taking it on - a serious endeavour for anyone with a young family and professional commitments.
  • 6 0
 Its all about the people. BEN, HENRY, AIMI, JACKSON, THIBAULT AND PINKBIKE! What a team, The passion, drive and desire to make this season work, hats off to all involved. also not forgetting the media team who have kept us all pinned to our screens! MASSIVE THANKYOU! P.S. cant forget DAVE!
  • 4 0
 "People are in love with the series ad the team."
Can't argue with that.

Cannot wait for next year. Although, also can't wait for the rest of the Pinkbike Racing series for 2022. And perhaps an off season check in, you know, to help us through the next 9 months.
  • 6 0
 Will be listening, love Cathro's insights and passion. Sick looking bikes and kit by the way...
  • 4 0
 And lucky for you, the jerseys are available for sale, with profits going straight to support the team: dharco.com/products/mens-gravity-jersey-pinkbike-team-replica-black
  • 2 0
 kind of Ivan Stewart Toyota racer colorway - like it
  • 1 0
 @jake28: but where can we get those Deity yellow components.... especially the handlebars?
  • 2 0
 @twozerosix: that’s what I said. Retro toyota trd Color’s. Ivan Stewart off road baja
  • 2 0
 @jake28: That link is broken for Canadians...
  • 6 2
 kinda hooked on WC DH for the last two seasons......if it's behind a paywall for 2023, I'll skip a dinner out, and buy a viewing pass....
  • 7 0
 Let's see what the product is. They should give us the first hit free like any legit dealer.
  • 5 0
 PB commenters two favorite things are Ben’s trajectory and Wyn’s privateer thing. Bring back the money hat
  • 5 0
 Ben's bike still looks too small for him
  • 4 0
 TDIL: how to pronounce DHARCO. “Dar-co” cru. Thank goodness

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