Danny doing a nose pivot on an old anchor point in San Francisco, United States in April 2022.
Danny MacAskill poses for a portrait during the Red Bull UK Athletes Summit in Fuschl am See, Austria on July 20, 2022.

Danny
MacAskill

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

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Trial Biking

Scottish street trials star Danny MacAskill is riding a wave of popularity for two-wheeled tricks. Check out his viral videos now.

Date of birth

December 23, 1985

Birthplace

Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Age

37

Nationality

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Career start

2009

Disciplines

Trialbiking

Danny MacAskill was born and raised in the town of Dunvegan, on the Isle of Skye, in Scotland. Everything changed for him on April 19, 2009, when he uploaded a street trials video to YouTube. The five-and-a-half-minute video was filmed and directed by his flatmate, Dave Sowerby, and featured Danny performing a series of bike stunts that went on to stun the world. Before long the video had garnered hundreds of thousands of views and it was clear that the then-23-year-old's life would never be the same.

Since then the video has amassed more than 35 million views and Danny has been riding a wave of popularity for his stunts. He was featured in the New York Times, has performed stuntman duties in Hollywood movies, appeared in TV commercials and received a nomination for Action Sportsperson of the Year at the Laureus World Sports Awards.