Video: Roadtripping Across Europe With Danny MacAskill & Friends

Aug 29, 2018
by rasoulution  

Eberspaecher Brand Ambassador Danny MacAskill just recently qualified for his truck driver's license. On the premiere tour with his campervan – also known as "The Truck" – he together with his friends and world-class trials riders Duncan Shaw and Ali Clarkson went to Dusseldorf, Germany, for four Drop and Roll shows at the Caravan Salon: see what they have experienced in their newest video.

Photo by David Mackison

Since 2014, the Drop and Roll Tour has been cruising the world to the delight of fans. One journey they will remember will be the trip to Dusseldorf for the Caravan Salon this year. It was the maiden voyage of the latest team member: "The Truck" covered over 700 kilometres / 434 miles on the way from Glasgow to Dusseldorf, and a ferry crossing with Danny, Duncan and Ali on board. The newest member of the team is about 12 meters / 40 feet long and weighs 12 tons, has a 300-liter water tank and together with the driver's compartment houses a bedroom, a living room, a kitchen and a garage where the boys stow their bikes.

Photo by David Mackison

“We call the beast 'The Campervan´ a.k.a ´The Truck'. Over the past year we have worked very hard and it has always been a dream of mine to have a campervan that is big enough to travel with five people. It should be equipped so that you don´t have to depend on any camping sites,” explains Danny MacAskill. "Whether it's hot or cold outside, we can not only control everything in here but are also provided with warm water thanks to the Hydronic S3 Economy. Having spent the past four years travelling to our shows without any air-conditioning, it's a whole new feeling to be able to keep a cool head while being productive on the road."

Photo by David Mackison

Additionally, the trials riders don´t have to worry about enough space either. "The best feature is that I don´t have a driver's license for the campervan, which means I get to be driven to all shows,” jokes Ali Clarkson. “It's seriously awesome to have so much space. The times we were in a small van, without climate control while editing films on the move are officially over. We have not thoroughly tested the kitchen yet, but I'm sure Danny will cook up a delicious three-course meal for us.”

Photo by David Mackison

As is required for any good road trip, the three bike-professionals put the stops on the way to good use and hopped on both the mountain and the trials bikes. “From Glasgow, we went to the trail center in Whinlatter in the northern English Lake District. That was really cool! We rarely come together to ride mountain bikes. At home, we're more likely to ride trials together, " Danny explains. Of course, there was also time for some trials riding in the days that followed. Both the British port of Hull and Eindhoven in the Netherlands made perfect settings as their trials playground. "Hull is a very famous trials hotspot in England. We rode in some well-known places before we were ferried to Zeebrugge. From there we went to Eindhoven, a city we have not visited before and where there are so many great lines to ride" MacAskill says.

Photo by David Mackison

This road trip to the four well-attended shows at the Caravan Salon in Dusseldorf was probably the most relaxed and comfortable Drop and Roll Tour journey to date. "Usually getting to such shows is always pretty stressful, but this time we had the opportunity to get to know new places and spend some time there. Everyone had a couple of bikes and we really enjoyed the time," Duncan Shaw concludes.

Photo by David Mackison



35 Comments

  • + 21
 80% Eberspaecher... 15% bikes... 5% Red Bull...
  • + 19
 No Hate. Gotta rep your sponsors! Win/Win me thinks.
  • + 1
 I got an Eberspaecher for m snowmobile trailers last year! Twinsies .
  • + 1
 0% Düsseldorf brick transition riding
  • + 1
 I guess campers aren't just for retired snowbirds heading to florida.
  • + 13
 This is just a four minute advert for a campervan... don't they know mountain bikers cars always cost less than their bikes
  • + 4
 Love how he calls it a 'camper' van lol, that thing is bigger than my ol' Nans Caravan which was kept on a site in Wales in the 70s;
  • + 4
 That bad boy is no way a camper, its bigger than some properties in London.
  • + 1
 @MancAndy: Probably cheaper too lol #whyliveinlondon
  • + 7
 Subtitled. haha
  • + 4
 Awesome Camper Danny, but no sound system!? I know you an aren't chilling in there with no tunes... So what are you running?
  • + 5
 I saw a subwoofer in the opening scenes @:17
  • + 1
 I have a feeling some day ,, somehow somebody is going to get laid in that contraption.
  • + 1
 @ShempHoward: ladies love trials! I’m sure it’s happening as we read this
  • + 1
 @meathooker: Hopefully it's different in Europe. The 4-5 girlfriends I had to explain what trials was to them and friends, show flash cards, play videos , etc.
  • + 4
 Who needs a house... This thing is a condo on wheels with a bike shed in back!
  • + 0
 I thought the title "Roadtripping Across Europe ..." implied riding --------- across Europe ---------------- on bikes. Will this video be the new Eb-space-her advert on the television?
  • + 1
 still love to wtach "inspired" but it is getting boring over the years and hopefully he will not become brand ambassador for pampers one day
  • + 2
 Maybe it's a European thing, but "camper" implies something very different from that where I come from.
  • + 3
 You are right, only where you come from Wink
  • + 1
 If there's somebody who can drive that thing with the steering wheel on the right is Danny MacAskill
  • + 0
 So Fabio Widmer is hardly in any of the drop & roll videos and promotions... I assume a conflict of interest with his own massive youtube channel?
  • + 2
 Do you really sleep with your RedBull cap ?
  • + 1
 Alright, so now I want that campervan. I'm not getting eeWings cranks, so I'll have some change left for a van like that.
  • + 2
 Hey if my Eberspaecher looked like that I would pimp the hell out of it!
  • + 1
 Was this Fabio with Danny? Two of the best and most spectacular riders in the world together. Heaven! Big Grin
  • + 2
 I wonder what inspired Santa Cruz to make that trials bike?
  • + 1
 This deserves more likes
  • + 1
 Whait until Mercedes gets his video...
  • + 1
 nice advertisement, oh wait it's already the vid itself
  • + 1
 Need more pics of the inside of that thing!
  • + 1
 Is that a poledance pole?
  • + 1
 this article has product placement written all over it!
  • + 1
 Good to see some trials content on Pinkbike!
  • + 1
 Jaw. Dropped.

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