Danny Daycare

A wee bike ride around Scotland with Danny Macaskill

If you asked Danny MacAskill to babysit your child, would you expect anything less than a cross country expedition, over mountains, over lakes, popping wheelies and doing flips…

Well that’s exactly what happened when Danny babysat Daisy the best way he knew how – by taking her on a bike ride! The Banff Mountain Film Festival film, ‘Danny Daycare’ is action packed because how can it not be, when you’ve got an impressive stunt man on a bike!

Danny MacAskill is a Scottish trials cyclist who rose to fame in April 2009 and uploaded a street trials video to YouTube. The five-and-a-half-minute clip was filed and directed by his flatmate at the time and featured MacAskill performing a series of bike stunts that went on to stun the world. Before long the video has garnered hundreds of thousands of views and it was clear that the then 23-year-old’s life would never be the same.

That original YouTube video he uploaded in 2009 has since had more the 35 million views and MacAskill has been riding the wave of popularity for his stunts. He’s a Banff Mountain Film Festival favourite and it’s easy to see why.

As soon as Danny gets on a bike, you know you’re in for an adventure. With thrills, spills and tricks galore, his filmography style showcases those skills perfectly!

The success of his YouTube videos and quick rise to fame, saw Danny quit his day job as a bicycle mechanic. Since then, he spends his time focusing on riding his bike, collaborating on projects, going viral with some insane trick and traveling the world inspiring others with his two-wheeled tricks in beautiful locations.

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