Danny

Danny MacAskill

I’m a street trials rider from the Isle of Skye, who doesn’t take riding too seriously.

Danny MacAskill performs during the solar eclipse at the Quirrang on the Isle of Skye, United Kingdom on March 20th 2015
© Rutger Pauw / Red Bull Content Pool

Hi, my name is Danny MacAskill. My discipline is Street Trials. My friends call me Danny. I was born on 13 December 1985 in Dunvegan, Isle of Skye. My favourite food is Sushi. My favourite music is Any music, that would work for a video..

Bio

Danny MacAskill is a professional street trials rider from Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye.

Danny discovered his passion for biking at the age of five. He says that he still cycles, “with that same attitude,” he had as a child.

On April 19, 2009, the young Scot had his breakthrough moment. Then 23, he released Inspired Bicycles, a five-and-a-half-minute street trials video, on YouTube. It changed his life – as of 2016, the video has had over 37 million views.

In total, Danny’s Red Bull projects – Imaginate, Epecuén and Way Back Home - have reached over 200,000,000 views, making him one of the world’s biggest YouTube stars.

After his first video streamed, things progressed quickly for Danny. He found himself featured in the New York Times and several other big publications. He joined a Hollywood production as a stuntman. He was nominated twice for Action Sportsperson of the Year at the Laureus World Sports Awards, as well as for the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Award. Naturally, he had to give up his job as a bicycle mechanic at his local shop in Aviemore, and moved to Edinburgh to ride his bike full-time.

Asked about his heroes, Danny cites pioneering German MTB and trials rider Hans Rey - “Hans’ influence is rooted in everything I do” – and fellow legends Martyn Ashton, Martin Hawyes, Ryan Leech and Steve Peat.

Danny is constantly working on new projects and we can't wait to see what he has in store for us in the future.

 

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Career Highlights

  1. 2015
    1. Film part: Cascadia

      Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain

  2. 2015
    1. Film part: Danny MacAskill's Solar Eclipse Ride

      Isle of Skye, Scotland

    2. Nomination: Laureus Action Sportsperson of the Year Award

      Also nominated in 2010

  3. 2014
    1. Film part: The Ridge

      Cuillin Ridgeline, Isle of Skye, Scotland

    2. Film part: Epecuén

      Villa Epecuén, Argentina

  4. 2013
    1. Film part: Imaginate

  5. 2010
    1. Film part: Way Back Home

  6. 2009
    1. Film part: Inspired Bicycles

      Over 36 million views and counting