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Gladiators, Are You Ready?

Semi-finals here she comes!

Saturday night was a rollercoaster of cheers and excitement at Privateer HQ as our very own Kerry Wilson faced off in the Quarter Finals of BBC Gladiators. The 2x Scottish Downhill Mountain Bike Champ left us on the edge of our sofas, shouting at our TVs, and she did not disappoint!

From the get-go, Kerry proved she was a force to be reckoned with, qualifying from the first heat with the fastest time among contenders. A remarkable feat that set the tone for her outstanding performance throughout the night.

Kerry on gladiators

Taking on the Gladiators in a series of hard-hitting challenges, Kerry showcased her rapid scaling skills on 'The Wall,' claiming a decisive victory. The 'Dual' was a fierce battle where she went toe to toe, demonstrating pure determination and resilience. And who could forget the intense rematch on 'Hang Tough' with Scottish Gladiator Sabre? Kerry's grip strength and majestic movements secured her victory, lasting the entire minute without being caught.


As the Eliminator loomed, Kerry powered through, conquering the dreaded 'Travelator' on the first attempt and sealing her spot in the final four and the highly anticipated Semi-Finals!


In the spirit of true sportsmanship, Kerry expressed her joy at making it to the Semi-Finals and acknowledged the rapid competition. "Super happy," she exclaimed, giving credit to her opponent and emphasizing the need to push from the start.


At Privateer, we couldn't be prouder and more excited for Kerry. She's not just giving it her all; she's giving it beans!  

Stay tuned for the next thrilling chapter of Kerry Wilson's Gladiator journey. Go, Kerry!

Kerry on gladiators

Gladiators Heat 1, won

Privateer rider on muddy hill

Stoke levels are beyond high at Privateer HQ this week as Privateer & Hunt Rider Kerry Wilson dominated our TV screens last Saturday night, on the first episode of the rebooted popular TV series, Gladiators!


Kerry, wearing all red has been named as “Superstar Scot” as she took on the new line up of Gladiators, before tackling the infamous “Travelator” and WINNING! Kerry now moves onto the quarter-finals and we couldn’t be more excited!


Kerry, who was voted in the top 100 most inspirational women in cycling in December, holds the Scottish Downhill Championship of 2021 and 2022, brought her ‘A game’ to the Gladiators arena. She soared through the challenges with the same grit and determination that earned her championship titles on the mountain. Kerry was filming for Gladiators and missed the Scottish Champs in 2023 but is hoping to regain that title this year!

We asked Kerry if her mountain bike skills contributed to her success at the weekend and heres what she had to say – “My grip strength saved me on ‘Hang Tough and that definitely comes from biking, I managed to hold on to the rings with a Gladiators entire body weight bouncing on me, trying to get me to release. Then entire experience was just surreal and once in a lifetime. I just gave it beans man ha.

We are raising our helmets to Kerry who conquered a new kind of challenge. Stay tuned as her journey through Gladiators unfolds!