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

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.

 

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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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 3 years ago
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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  19

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mancsi [89 posts] 3 years ago
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4 and abit.. would epo not cover that? seems the best option?

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Lost faith in t... [116 posts] 3 years ago
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mancsi wrote:

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

actually lol'd

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Brummmie [58 posts] 3 years ago
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Brilliant, what a great pair of blokes as well as supreme athletes !

Excellent !  4

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giff77 [1191 posts] 3 years ago
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Brilliant. Two top blokes!!

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ped [208 posts] 3 years ago
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Seriously though, what the feck is that poc helmet all about? It looks like a sou'wester hat gone bad.

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Mostyn [396 posts] 3 years ago
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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.

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sanderville [314 posts] 3 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

Bit more training on lines and getting a good gearing...

Is that another Armstrong technique?

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ron611087 [272 posts] 3 years ago
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Great video. Now lets have a video with Danny teaching Chris a few stunts  1