Danny grew up on the Isle of Skye where he says he had a reckless amount of freedom -- in other words, he had the most amazing childhood! He got into trials biking around the age of 11 and has been progressing ever since.
At the age of 17 he moved to Aviemore to work in a bike shop called Bothy Bikes and eventually Danny hooked up with Inspired Bike, which allowed him to ride as much as possible. When he was 21 he moved to Edinburgh to start work in MacDonald cycles, although he says he was lured to Edinburgh by the fun street riding. In 2009 he left MacDonald and started up a bike demo team called The Clan with a friend, which enabled him to ride a bike for a living.
By March 2009 there were enough bookings to keep The Clan busy for the year, but then Danny finished a small video he had been filming for the previous six months with flatmate Dave Sowerby. Once the video hit the internet the world went crazy for Danny MacAskill, and since then he has been in demand all over the world.