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.