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Scot returns to native Isle of Skye and hosts online Q&A session with Red Bull

There can’t be too many of you who haven’t seen the YouTube video that propelled Danny MacAskill to fame 18 months ago – 21 million views and still counting – and now, the Scottish street trials rider debuts his latest film, with sponsors Red Bull also hosting an online Q&A session with the stunt specialist.

As reported earlier this week MacAskill unveiled the new film, called Way Back Home, in which he returns to his native Isle of Skye, on the Red Bull website on tuesday, while the Q&A session reveals “how he came up with the daredevil tricks he performs on his journey and his experience of heading back to his home town to pull off the sort of stunts he got police cautions for when he was growing up.”

So here is his latest film in all it's glory, plus a short video of MacAskill scouting out locations for it.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.

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iscott66 [70 posts] 6 years ago
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Cool summersault off the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle in the video, amazing as always

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James Warrener [1084 posts] 6 years ago
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I love stuff like this.... more please  4

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TwiggyHo [56 posts] 6 years ago
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amazing as always, the footage of him backflipping off some driftwood on the beach is just amazing. Anyone seen the footage of martyn ashton doing trials/freestyle stuff on a raleigh road bike?

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Mat Brett [634 posts] 6 years ago
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Brilliant

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TheHatter [770 posts] 6 years ago
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pretty good ...but I bet he'd struggle with some of the pot holes round my way  4

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Tony Farrelly [2875 posts] 6 years ago
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The front flip at the end is fantastic, also makes me want to visit Skye. Not to do any front flipping… well, not on my bike anyway

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handlebarcam [855 posts] 6 years ago
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I must be the only one who thinks these stunt videos are getting pretty tedious. After a couple of minutes I was wishing the berk on the bike would stop bouncing off the picturesque scenery so that I could enjoy looking at it.

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Martin Thomas [382 posts] 6 years ago
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Awesome skills from Mr MacA. Brilliant - as ever. Although he's set the bar so high now that I can't imagine where he can go to move it all forward.

You may not be the only one who finds it tedious, handlebarcam, but I suspect you might be in a minority - for at least another two videos.