Street trails riding sensation Danny MacAskill’s life has changed dramatically over the past three years due to his unexpected YouTube success. Back in November of 2010 MacAskill uploaded an edit from his new film entitled “Way Back Home” which follows his surreal, stunt-filled bicycle journey from Edinburgh to his hometown of Dunvegan, in the Isle of Skye. Now the clip has over 18 million views.
MacAskill’s story is an inspirational tale of the power of the digital age. Thanks to the digital platform, MacAskill manages to gain exposure from his home and earn a living as a professional street trails rider– a profession that didn’t even exist until the success of the clip.
Featured in Bike Magazine’s “5 Minute Break” MacAskill discusses his rise to success as he revisits his old job at MacDonald’s Cycles in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Photo courtesy of DannyMacAskill.com