Published: 07/06/2018 15:57 - Updated: 07/06/2018 16:14

VIDEO: Danny MacAskill's Moray bike stunts

Written byCraig Christie

 

FAMED for his daredevil biking stunts, Danny MacAskill has been filmed showing off his talents in Moray.

Performing incredible tricks which should never be attempted by anyone but a professional street trials rider like himself, MacAskill shot a video in Findhorn, Hopeman and Elgin.

He was filmed by pal Duncan Shaw. who was impressed by the biking exploits of young Moray riders who followed the star on his travels.

MacAskill, from Skye, became famous in 2009 when he performed for a street trials YouTube video in Scotland called Inspired Bicycles which has since been watched over 38 million times on the internet.

The footage made him an overnight star, while five years ago his film project Imaginate, where he brought his ultimate childhood playground to life, has reached over 85 million views.

More than 57 million people have watched his breathtaking ride along the notorious Cuillin Ridge: "The Ridge".

The 32-year-old's Moray visit came about after he attended a friend's wedding in Inverness, then took advantage of the good weather to head along the Moray Firth coast.

First stop was Findhorn where MacAskill made daring jumps along the village's old WWII anti-tank blocks look easy.

A short trip to Hopeman saw the stuntman fearlessly mount the narrow pier wall on his custom-made bike, then pull off stunts on recycling containers next to the harbour.

Finally he headed into Elgin town centre, stunning locals by performing an incredible trick to propel his trials bike over railings across a lane next to the Batchen street post office.

Wearing his helmet camera, he made the leap from the railings on to the top of the red post box.

MacAskill then biked along a wall next to the red bridge over the River Lossie next to the Cooper Park.

His final stunts took place at the new sheltered housing complex opposite Moray Leisure Centre, where he drew a young audience as he pedalled along a narrow perimeter wall.

Here was joined by a local boy Charlie Martin, who showed off some of his own trials talent with fellow youngsters.

The ten-minute video entitled 'Danny MacAskill and Duncan Shaw go to the Seaside' received more than 45,000 views in the first two days after it was uploaded to YouTube.

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