Danny MacAskill has joined forces with friends old and new in a celebration of the humble wheelie.
In the summer of 2021 Danny MacAskill put out a call to action to his 3.5 million social media fans asking them to #WheelieWithDanny. Riders and fans applied from around the world to feature alongside Danny in his latest project from adidas Five Ten and Cut Media. Join Danny MacAskill and a host of friends as he pushes the boundaries of the humble wheelie and learns a thing or two from friends old and new.
There is something instinctive built into us humans, a force that it is within us all, no matter our age. From the first moment we put a leg over the frame of a bike and begin to pedal something takes over, we are drawn to tug on the handlebars and lift the front wheel off the ground. The endorphins rush and a sense of shock turns to a smile – this is how it often begins, doing a wheelie for the first time. The humble wheelie is a gateway into a whole new world that for many will become a lifelong passion. For Danny MacAskill his first wheelie would be the start of an incredible career, in his latest film ‘Do A Wheelie’, Danny shows just how much he loves some back wheel action.
Working in partnership with adidas Five Ten, Danny MacAskill has seen the explosion in popularity in cycling and wanted the opportunity to make a film that would showcase a collective of incredible talent from around the world, old and new. With his social fans ready to engage with, this was his first point of call. Through a series of social call outs Danny asked his fans to #wheeliewithdanny
and the response was jaw dropping. A simple scan of the hashtag and you will see the wheelie taken to the extreme and embraced by all ages. After long deliberation, Danny was set to choose several winners to be the stars of his latest film.
With the new breed of riders in the mix, Danny wanted to showcase the other end of the spectrum and knew he had to reach out to his personal childhood hero, Hans Rey. Hans is a former trials World Champion, Five Ten teammate and legend of the mountain bike industry. At 55 years old he is not slowing down one bit and a testament to the sport of mountain biking being for all ages.
The wheelie however is not exclusive to the mountain bike world and is embraced by all cycling disciplines and Danny wanted to share this with the world and knew exactly who to reach out to. Viola Brand is a social sensation in her own right, famed for incredible performances as an artistic cyclist, performing mind melting routines on her fixed gear bike.
Don’t be fooled by the title of Danny’s latest film, ‘Do A Wheelie’, there is a lot more on offer. You can expect to see a collection of tricks, incredible feats of skill and world firsts that Danny has become famous for. As MacAskill ventures through a series of iconic Scottish locations, he pushes the boundaries of his riding across all types of bikes as well as being joined by a cast of riders who put Danny’s riding to the test.
Mountain biking has become more popular by the day and participation is currently at an all-time high for this amazing sport. However, you do not need a mountain or a bike park to get out and enjoy your bike. The wheelie is, for many, the first thing they will ever learn on a bike, but it can open the doors to an entire new world.
Joining forces, adidas Five Ten and Danny MacAskill want to share their passion for cycling. In this latest collaboration they showcase how the humble wheelie has brought riders together from around the world in their love of bikes. Once again, Danny MacAskill is set to amaze riders and fans around the world in this latest production.Are you inspired by Danny’s Latest film? adidas Five Ten teamed up with Danny MacAskill to give you the chance to learn from the master himself. HIT THE LINK and learn how to do a wheelie with Danny MacAskill. Once you have mastered your wheelie, upload your best attempt to Instagram and challenge your friends to #DoAWheelie.
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Photos by Dave Mackison