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Street trials ace Danny MacAskill is back with a new video, shot as part of the Concrete Circus programme shown on Channel 4 yesterday evening which showcased urban sport such as parkour, also known as free running.

The Scot shot to fame in 2009 with a YouTube video shot in Edinburgh by his friend Dave Sowerby, which has now gained more than 24 million views.

The resulting publicity and queue of sponsors allowed MacAskill to give up his job as a bike mechanic to concentrate full-time on his bike stunts, including shooting an ad for Volkswagen and a music video for the band 'Doves'.

The latest video, called Industrial Revolutions, was shot in MacAskill’s native Scotland in a disused iron works and railway sidings.

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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Shwa [30 posts] 4 years ago
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What video?

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Shwa [30 posts] 4 years ago
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Also, "hannel 4"?

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Simon_MacMichael [2450 posts] 4 years ago
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Video should be displaying now, sorry about that!

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Shwa [30 posts] 4 years ago
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See it now, cheers!  1

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joemmo [1164 posts] 4 years ago
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he's handy on a bike like, no mistake.

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OldRidgeback [2620 posts] 4 years ago
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He must have rubber bones in his legs. I saw him at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last month, impressive to say the least. his riding has developed with more stylish moves than he had in his early videos.

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dlp [51 posts] 4 years ago
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Watching it again (after concrete circus last night) is no less impressive, perhaps even the opposite. Particularly like the flat work and the hops-to backwards rolling-endo.

Fabulous.

Agree with OldRidgeback about the show at GoodWood, seriously impressive stuff.

I reckon I might *just* be able to recreate the big skid at the beginning of this vid. That's about it though.

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DevonChap [42 posts] 4 years ago
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I'm very sad and watching it for the trains. I do hope he has had his tetinus jabs with all that rusty iron work.

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The _Kaner [770 posts] 4 years ago
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Danny Megaskills...and NO FEAR! Always worth a good few watches to catch all the stuff!

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Morgan [58 posts] 4 years ago
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Don't forget Keelan Phillips! Top flatlander in the UK, and personally speaking, the best edit (though Danny's edit is a very close second...) SO good to see 'minority' sports getting some serious airtime!