Life is short. Ride your bike. 

Danny Macaskill, riding his bike on a cable. Serious skills

Posted on August 27, 2012

If you have never seen this guy in action he is one of the most entertaining trials street riders to watch.

Danny MacAskill is a professional street trials rider for Inspired Bicycles Ltd, born and raised in Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.

On April 19th, 2009 the then 23 year old released a 5:30 minute street trials video on YouTube set to ‘The Funeral’ by the Band of Horses that was about to change his life. Filmed and produced by his flat mate Dave Sowerby, “Inspired Bicycles” got a few hundred thousand views over night and as of today has been watched well over 28 million times – the world went crazy for Danny. The video featured bike stunts on a never before performed.

Since the video was streamed, things progressed really fast for Danny. He found himself featured in the New York Times and several other big publications, joined a Hollywood production as a stunt man, appeared in a TV-commercial for the new Volkswagen Golf Estate and was nominated for the Category “Action Sportsperson of the Year” at the Laureus World Sports Awards as well as for the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Award. Naturally he gave up his job as a Bicycle mechanic and moved to Edinburgh to ride his bike full time.

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