Sir Chris Hoy shows Danny MacAskill how to ride the boards (+ video)

Stunt ace swaps trials bike for track one as Glasgow 2014 brings Scotland's favourite cycling sons together

by Simon_MacMichael   October 15, 2012  

Danny MacAskill and sir Chris Hoy (Glasgow 2014 YouTube still)

Not every cyclist is lucky enough to be tutored by an Olympic legend the first time they ride in a velodrome. Then again, not every track rider showing someone how to ride the boards has as their pupil someone whose exploits on a bike have been viewed by millions worldwide.

But that’s the set-up in this film from the organisers of the Glasgow 2012 Commonwealth Games, who brought together Scotland’s two most famous cycling sons, Sir Chris Hoy and Danny MacAskill, at the velodrome that bears the name of the six-time Olympic champion.

We reckon it’s a nice tonic after the week the sport has had, guaranteed to put a smile on your face, and it also saves us having to ask Dave to break out the picture of the kittens. Enjoy.


 

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First time on a track and he's only 4 and a bit seconds off what the top guys are doing. Not bad at all. Bit more training on lines and getting a good gearing......But he did seem knackered Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8680 posts]
15th October 2012 - 16:47

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4 and abit.. would epo not cover that? seems the best option?

2 wheels please!

posted by mancsi [119 posts]
15th October 2012 - 19:35

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mancsi wrote:
4 and abit.. would epo not cover that? seems the best option?

actually lol'd

posted by Lost faith in t... [119 posts]
15th October 2012 - 20:20

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Brilliant, what a great pair of blokes as well as supreme athletes !

Excellent ! Big Grin

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posted by Brummmie [56 posts]
15th October 2012 - 21:26

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Brilliant. Two top blokes!!

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posted by giff77 [1036 posts]
15th October 2012 - 22:31

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Seriously though, what the feck is that poc helmet all about? It looks like a sou'wester hat gone bad.

posted by ped [164 posts]
16th October 2012 - 9:01

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Fantastic short video of Danny & Chris, certainly warmed the heart and cleared the mind of the awful news of late!

Two great guy's with a mutual respect for each other, Brilliant.

posted by Mostyn [400 posts]
16th October 2012 - 10:02

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Gkam84 wrote:
Bit more training on lines and getting a good gearing...

Is that another Armstrong technique?

posted by Sanderville [200 posts]
16th October 2012 - 16:02

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Great video. Now lets have a video with Danny teaching Chris a few stunts Smile

posted by ron611087 [17 posts]
17th October 2012 - 8:56

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