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Video: Danny MacAskill back riding the mountains in Skye - but not on any bike you've seen him on before

Trials ace swaps pedal-power for a motor as he rides the Ben Na Caillich horseshoe with his cousin

Danny MacAskill has shot another video back home on the Isle of Skye - and some of his fans will be shocked to see that the trials bike the stunt ace is using is equipped with a motor.

It's not of the hidden variety that the UCI is so keen to stamp out, however - MacAskill and his cousin Donnie set out on trials motorbikes to ride around the Ben Na Caillich horseshoe in the island's Red Hills, and they did so in gale force winds.

According to legend, the huge cairn at the top of the 732-metre-high mountain where the pair stop to admire the view marks the burial site of a certain Saucy Mary, a Norwegian princess.

The footage was shot with a GoPro camera mounted on MacAskill's helmet, so that's his cousin you see doing the riding - and it's clear that pulling wheelies and generally getting high on adrenalin runs in the blood.

MacAskill's native island has featured in his more typical pedal-powered videos, of course, most memorably in 2014's The Ridge, where he performed some jaw-dropping stunts in the Cuillin  mountains.

> Video: Danny MacAskill goes back to his roots in The Ridge

Later that year, tourism agency VisitScotland credited his films, alongside the country's hosting of high-profile events, with boosting cycling-related tourism - something it dubbed "the Danny MacAskill effect."

> "Danny MacAskill effect" and major events fuel Scottish bike tourism boom

Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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