Building on the momentum from his runaway YouTube video that heralded over 20 million hits, the Scottish street trials sensation Danny MacAskill is back with a new project, Way Back Home. The film follows Danny on a journey from Edinburgh back to his hometown of Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye.
Prepare to have your senses overloaded!
YouTube Star Danny MacAskill’s new Film ‘Way Back Home’ Now Live! Watch the sequel to the YouTube smash that heralded 21 million hits.
The wait is finally over! The new project that follows Danny ‘MegaSkill’ MacAskill’s Inspired Bicycles YouTube hit is now live.
In his new production, Danny turns his incredible riding style of trial bike, mountain bike and BMX-street from the urban streets of Edinburgh to a completely different landscape as he travels Way Back Home through the Scottish Highlands and craggy coastal descents all the way to his hometown of Dunvegan in the Isle of Skye.
Here’s the video so you can check out the awe-inspiring tricks for yourself:
Travelling with his close friend and filmmaker Dave Sowerby on a quest to seek out the most challenging riding spots along the way, Danny takes on ancient castles, leaps over rocky terrain and jumps onto and over bridges in the stunning wilderness of remote Scotland.
The journey culminates with a return to the stomping ground where Danny first cut his teeth riding in his hometown of Dunvegan – skipping past local B&Bs, jumping railings and even front flipping off a building as he finally arrives back home.
During a live Q&A session with fans Danny talked about some of the highlights making the film:
“My favourite spot in the riding clip is probably the bakery wall ride in my local village. I found it by walking out of the bakery with a big pasty! And then I saw the grass bank and the wall and thought I could maybe jump up there one day."
“One of the hardest tricks in the film was probably the front flip off Edinburgh Castle as it was blowing a force 10 hooly! It was also raining really heavily, if it wasn't for that it would have been easy...!”
Intrigued to find out how he pulls off his daredevil tricks? Check out all of Danny’s responses from the live Q&A session where he reveals just how he did it at www.redbull.co.uk/waybackhome.
It is hard to believe that it has been barely more than a year since Inspired Bicycles-Rider Danny posted a video on YouTube that was to change his life. Over night, the video got a few hundred thousand views and as of today has been watched well over 20 million times – the world went crazy for Danny. If you’ve lived under a rock and haven’t seen it yet or can’t get enough of it, you can watch it here:
Since the video went live, things progressed really fast – Danny found himself featured in the New York Times, was nominated for the Action Sportsperson of the Year Category of the Laureus World Sports Awards this year and has now finally found the time to start shooting a new video.
He is super stoked about the way things are going for him: “I still can’t believe the first video reached so many people that actually liked it and passed it on. I mean, even Lance Armstrong thought it was a must see! Now I get to make another, even crazier video and basically ride my bike as a job. It doesn’t get any better than this.”