Danny MacAskill has been a cycling and internet god since the day he surfaced on YouTube back in April of 2009. A Scottish street trials pro rider for Inspired Bicycles Ltd., MacAskill has been practicing his stunt riding for over 12 years. He gave up his job as a mechanic to ride full time, and now appears in music videos and commercials.
MacAskill's videos have been seen by millions upon millions for good reason—he is insanely talented. If you are one of the few who hasn't seen his skills in action, you're in luck: below, a mini retrospective of his greatest hits.
The first video posted by MacAskill and his buddy Dave Sowerby, on YouTube on April 19th, 2009.
MacAskill's first ad; shot for s1jobs.com, a recruitment site in Scotland. Music by Aereogramme.
Macaskill rides through the streets of Lisbon. Music by Joy Formidable.
A portrait of MacAskill directed by NYC filmmaker by Stephen Higgins for YouTube's fifth birthday in May 2010.
Shot for Red Bull, MacAskill rides from Edinburgh back to his hometown Dunvegan, in the Isle of Skye. Check out the interview here.
Shot for digdeep streetwear, MacAskill rides through some of London's most iconic locations: Tate Britain, St Paul's, the South Bank and The Mall.
Last but not least, if you're brave enough to try to emulate some of MacAskill's moves, digdeep has produced a series of (albeit extremely brief) mini tutorials. Browse the gallery below.