Video: Phil Atwill's Road Trip to His New Home Base in Greece

Dec 30, 2018
by Kat  

Route 43

Moving to them mountains.

After visiting Greece a few times in 2017 with my Greek girlfriend Kat I ended up falling in love with the place and really thought I could see myself living there. While filming Gamble there I was blown away by the riding and to add to that, the people are friendly, the weather is good, rent is cheaper and there are big mountains and beaches everywhere. I had my knee surgery there in December 2017 and was well impressed by the health care which is private but affordable. Seems crazy to think I'd go to Greece for surgery but they did a bloody good job! So that was that. The decision was made and a hunt for a van to travel across Europe in began. I spent lots of time last season searching for the one and managed to get lucky with an ex MX Citroen Relay Race van, I was buzzing with it. So come the end of the 2018 race season I loaded my life into the van, TTR, Piaggio Zip, the lot, said good bye to Sunny Berkhamsted and set sail for Greece. First Stop was Amsterdam to pick up Kat.

After 3 weeks, 70 hours behind the wheel, 15 tanks of fuel, 3000 plus miles, 7 countries, 3 break ups and a couple of maxed out credit cards we arrived in Greece. Easy really. What a way to move house and start afresh. Big thanks to everyone that helped us out along the way - it wouldn't have been the same without you! Keep your eyes peeled for what the future has in store.

Lake Montriond
San Remo Panda Shuttles with Loris Revelli

Venice. Photo - Alex Luise

Bad line choice - Lake Montriond
Came across this road and view as we drove up from Lake Como into Switzerland


Venice trains rides with Alex Luise


Overnight Boat from Ancona to Igoumenitsa


Words: Phil Atwill


30 Comments

  • + 16
 Welcome to Greece Phill!!
  • + 2
 all the best in the new part of life. don't forget to buy sun creme!
  • + 10
 A big step... and pretty easy to understand. Oh, not to forget - Kat, great edit! Realy fun to watch.
So, only one question is left open: What is Phil's new ride?
  • + 1
 Don’t know why, but i have a hunch that YT gonna sign him. Seems like a good fit for both of ‘em.
Best of luck to you Phil!!! Greece is much closer to Israel than the UK, feel free to come for a ride Smile
  • + 2
 @Fliberico: ITs Cube
  • + 8
 Cannondale together with ratboy?
That would be awesome!
  • + 7
 phil is a much more versatile rider than I knew, he hits those jump tricks like a boss!
  • + 4
 Good move guys. You'll not lack any sun too. You should come over the boarder and visit us, now we are neighbors Smile
  • + 3
 Kat and Phil - best filming team :-D sick riding and amazing atmosphere, I was smiling and grinning through the whole movie...enjoy life!
  • + 3
 I'm developing a man crush on Phil. So much style and all his content is a must watch.
  • + 1
 Ditto, no homo
  • + 2
 So.many.skillzz. So much fun watching. All the best in your new sunny life!
  • + 2
 Did I hear Pelion mentioned - if so, lovely part of Greece. Have a good one!
  • + 3
 Lucky to have you in Greece!!
  • + 3
 Awesome feel-good vid. Thanks guys.
  • + 2
 Really nice editing and riding of course !
  • + 2
 welcome to the country of the malakas
  • + 2
 That was ace, loved it. Sick work Kat!
  • + 1
 Cheers Tommy! means a lot xx
  • + 1
 You're the man Phil, glad to see someone help the Greek riding scene out, Greece has huge potential.
  • + 2
 Wow!! What a trip! All the best to you and Kat and your new adventure!!
  • + 1
 Δε κάντρι οφ δε μακαλας! χαχαχαχαχαχαχα!!!
  • + 1
 Phil's whipped lol..Great move Phil congratulations!
  • + 1
 Loved that.
  • + 1
 Good lad. Wink
  • + 0
 First Stop was Amsterdam to pick up Kat.
Second stop Coffee Shop lol
  • + 1
 Sick trails down there!
  • - 1
 sick trails for sure, but not one proper DH track for Phil 's level! The DH national champion has moved to Germany in order to develop his skills. I wonder how/where Phil is going to develop his training program.
  • + 5
 @TZAK: I assume that Phil will continue his full time WC attendance hence he will be all over the world when race season kicks. For off season training our climate is more than great than most parts in northern Europe!!!
  • + 0
 What's with all the Phil Atwill videos? Wink

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