Danny rides the ridges

I know how quickly these videos go viral….. Danny MacAskill

Danny MacAskill has gone back to his roots for his latest video, The Ridge, riding a mountain bike on the Cuillin Ridge on his home island, Skye.

Knife-edged and treacherous, the Cuillin Ridge is a famously hard series of mountains. The full traverse “should not be your first ambition in the Cuillin unless you are a highly competent mountaineer,” says skyeguides.co.uk. Perfectly sensible place to ride a mountain bike then.

Growing up on Skye, says MacAskill, he always wondered if he could ride his mountain bike up on the ridge. In this video, he finds out.

It’s great to see MacAskill bringing his skills to some old school wild mountain biking. This is the type of riding I fell in love with back in the mountain bike boom of the 1980s, though I did a lot more walking and falling off than MacAskill.

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