Street trials ace carries Olympic torch, scouts a location and heads to Fort William for the World Cup

Danny MacAskill has released the third video in his six-episode Imaginate series, once again giving an-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the street trials ace’s work.

This episode follows the 27-year-old during what was one of the high spots of his 2012, when he carried the Olympic torch in Glasgow while performing a trick or two on his bike – a track pump proving a handy stand-in for the torch in practice – as well as seeing him scout a location and start working on the storyboards for his next film.

He also heads up to Fort William for the Mountain Bike World Cup, but strictly as a fan to cheer on his friends, the Atherton family – in the process finding a rather unique use for that Olympic torch.

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.