The Women Sending Red Bull Hardline

Tahnee Seagrave riding at RedBull Hardline in the Dyfi Valley, Wales on July 12th, 2023.
(Image credit: Red Bull Content Pool)

The weather may have put a dampener on Red Bull Hardline this year by canceling qualifying and finals, but the ninth edition of the event wasn't a complete washout. 

Earlier in the week saw the first Red Bull Progression Camp at Hardline, where six of the best women mountain bikers were invited to take on what is widely considered to be the most challenging downhill course in the world.

"I have always looked at this event and thought it would be so insane to be able to give it a go and then last year we saw Jess come and do amazingly and I was like, oh it'd be so good if we got a few girls and a group going here we are," says Tahnee Seagrave, who initiated the Progression Camp after seeing Jess Blewitt become the first women take part in Hardline last year.

Alongside Tahnee and Jess was downhiller Louise Ferguson and three freeriders, Vinny Armstrong, Cami Nogueira, and Hannah Bergemann. Watch as they take on the Hardline course together, hitting some of the biggest features despite being subjected to some pretty gnarly Welsh weather.

Graham Cottingham
Senior reviews writer, Bike Perfect

Graham is all about riding bikes off-road, based in Edinburgh he has some of the best mountain biking and gravel riding in the UK on his doorstep. With almost 20 years of riding experience, he has dabbled in downhill, enduro, and gravel racing. Not afraid of a challenge, Graham has embraced bikepacking over the last few years and likes nothing more than strapping some bags to his bike and covering big miles to explore Scotland's wildernesses. When he isn’t shredding the gnar in the Tweed Valley, sleeping in bushes, or tinkering with bikes, he is writing tech reviews for Bike Perfect.

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