There’s levels to this game.
Danny Macaskill can ride his bike better than most people can walk. If you haven’t heard of him or seen any of his work, stop what you’re doing right now and start here. You’ll find yourself down an internet rabbit hole of the most incredible bike riding that you never imagined was possible.
He launched onto the scene in 2009 with a video shot in the streets of Edinburgh by his Inspired Riding teammate, showing street riding skills never seen before. Since then his library of videos has been viewed over 250 million times.
Macaskill hails from Scotland, so it is fitting that one of his most epic videos (he has many) was shot in his backyard. Located on the Isle of Sky in Scotland, known as the Cuillin Ridge Traverse, it’s a 12km scramble along a treacherous ridge. Considered to be an extremely dangerous “scramble” for experienced climbers, it takes 16-20 hours to complete in perfect weather conditions.
Ride the Ridge
The most intense part of this video was shot on “The Ledge”. It’s a narrow path off to the side of the mountain, at it’s widest it’s two and a half feet and less than a foot wide in other places. With a 500 foot cliff as the only way down, it’s a terrifying walk, let alone a bike ride, and Danny nails it.
Breathtaking views, insane heights, and unparalleled cinematography. This video makes you believe that with a bike and some practice you can conquer the world. Danny Macaskill is a master, and Cut Media nailed it.
Danny’s attitude and contagious smile when talking about the filming of this video in the behind the scenes footage are what really stands out. He has a true passion for what he does and has built an amazing life of travel and adventure. All while riding a bike!
I wonder how many people told him to get a real job?
What’s next for Danny? Who knows, we just know that whatever is next, we’ll be watching.