GET TO KNOW DANNY
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Scotland.
GOALS FOR THE YEAR?
Ride as hard as I can.
BIGGEST RISK YOU’VE TAKEN ON THE BIKE?
Cycling with two Red Bulls in my hands.
FAVORITE LEZYNE PRODUCT?
V Pro Multi Tool.
Danny MacAskill is a professional street trials rider born in 1985 and raised in Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. From a very early age the Scotsman fell in love with everything related to bikes. His passion for two-wheels has never receded and the 34-year-old has earned his place amongst the mountain biking icons due to years of hard work and progression.
However, it took 18 years of riding before Danny had his “breakthrough moment”, which changed his life. On April 19th, 2009 he released a 5 1/2 minute street trials video on YouTube. Filmed by his friend Dave Sowerby, the video got hundreds of thousands of views over night and as of today has been watched well over 39 million times – the world went absolutely crazy about the then 23-year-old. Since then Danny has produced numerous viral clips, which have been watched over 500,000,000 times. Amongst them: Gymnasium (2020, 9,2 million views), Epecuén (2014, 15 million views), Wee Day Out (2016, 36 million views), Cascadia (2015, 83 million views), Way Back Home (2010, 42 million views), The Ridge (2014, 71 million views) and Imaginate (2013, 90 million views).
With his viral fame, things progressed quickly for Danny. In 2012 he was given the honour of baring the Olympic torch during its tour in Glasgow. He has found himself featured in the New York Times and several other big publications, joined a Hollywood production as a stuntman, was nominated twice for “Action Sportsperson of the Year” at the Laureus World Sports Awards, as well as for the National Geographic “Adventurer of the Year Award”.
Another highlight in the Scot’s career became reality in 2014. Danny founded the Drop and Roll Tour, which brings live shows to bike festivals and events all over the world. Together with his mates and street trials pros Duncan Shaw, Ali C and Fabio Wibmer, Danny has toured all over globe in the past years stunning the crowds with otherworldly tricks on the Drop and Roll Tour rig.
Lately he launched his brand new own YouTube channel and will be continuing his quest for new and exciting projects. “I have been thinking about this for a very long time, because my approach to making videos just seems to be so much different than a lot of videos you see on YouTube every day. You won’t see daily edits popping up by any means. The plan is that I have my own space now, where I can chase some passion projects of mine. I have so many ideas on my list that I want to bring to life and I think that having my own space will give me more freedom to approach them.“ After a successful 2019 season, we are excited about the adventures to come. Be sure, that Danny will continuously be working on finding ways to creatively cross the boundaries of imagination and produce unique, breathtaking content.