Trial & Street , GBR
The well-known trial and street rider from Edinburgh, Scotland, became famous with a Youtube video that currently has been viewed over 16,400,000 times. Danny started riding as a four year old and was doing tricks before most kids were still relying on their stabilizers. We believe we have only seen a part of Danny´s potential and we are looking forward to being part of Danny´s take off! Danny was recently nominated for the Laureus World Sports Awards as “Action Sportsperson of the Year” has broken his collar bone twice within the last five months. Danny cant wait to be back on his bike!
Date of Birth:
Major interest/hobby apart from biking:
I don’t do much else apart from biking…. When I’m not riding my trials bike I ride my downhill bike or my cross country bike! I quite fancy giving moto trials a go this year though. I also bought a new video camera/camera so I’m hoping to get into photography to
Climbing, moto trials, skiing, wake boarding, high diving
What, in your life is most awarding:
The feeling of accomplishing goals that I have had in my mind for a long time.
What gives you energy and lets you think about other things than biking:
Red bull I am a very motivated person in things that I really enjoy! I try to make sure I’m always in having a good time….
What do you do to unwind:
I listen to allot of music and I also like cooking and eating tasty food… yum
Best idea of having good time:
Riding by myself with new music in winter also riding with and partying with my friends. Pushing a downhill bike uphill all day in the worst weather possible to then slip and slid out of control back down…. amazing!!!!!
What makes you angry:
Fashion over function, fixing the tenth puncture in one night of riding haha
I don’t spen much time reading, I’ll do that when in old
The joy formidable, Yeahsayer, Judas priest, anything that sounds good really…
What would you never throw away:
My old snapped bike frames.
Favorite place to travel to:
I love going back to my home, The Isle of Skye there on place like it!!!
What is your favorite city to visit and why:
I’m not I big city person… there are too many people in one place for my liking, but I live in one because they have good street riding… I know it’s not a city but I like Chamonix in France, it’s a cool place!
Favorite spots and resorts:
Aviemore, Scotland, Edinburgh, Lisbon
Where do you preferably spend your time off:
At home on Skye or in Edinburgh and maybe in the sun when I can…
What do you always carry with you when travelling:
An mp3 Player
If you could have dinner with 3 famous people (dead/alive) who would they be:
Giant Angus Macaskill, a distant relative that has the world record for being the tallest true giant. Billy Clonally, Maja Ivarsson from the sounds.
What started you biking:
I just liked doing Skids and wheelies as a kid just as much as I do today !!!
Why do you ride:
I ride purely for myself and just for fun!! I don’t take my riding seriously but I enjoy playing around trying to learn new things….
Best part of biking:
Freedom to do anything you want to….
Collar bone at the moment
Most important people in your life and career:
Friends, family, Dave at inspired bikes, my flat mate Dave Sowerby who filmed the last wee video
Worst moment in career:
Breaking collarbone for the third time in 5 months this year…
Best moment in career:
Riding to the end of a spiky fence with my teeth still in one peace!!
Too many to think of just one!!
General career goals:
To ride every day and to keep my riding fresh
Most respected bikers:
Chris Ackrigg, Ruben Alcantara, Ryne Leech
Other most respected athletes:
Who is your biggest influence/Who do you admire:
I’m not really too sure, I find I get most of the motivation for my ride from myself. If you spend too much time trying to be like somebody else you’ll end up having the same style as a 1000 other people wanting to be like person to.
Advice to beginners:
Make sure you ride for yourself and for fun. Riding isn’t about becoming a sponsored athlete it’s about doing it because you love it!! If you spend enough time at it all the sponsorship will come..
A training week:
I usually try to ride at least 3-4 hour a day. I would never call anything to do with my riding training… Although I have been injured for a while now and need to get back to the full fitness (which I took for granted) as soon as possible, so I might set foot in a gym for the first time in my life this year….
Eating Cakes every day… yum yum
Have you any special talent:
No not really
Occupation If I was not a professional biker:
I would probably be working in a bike shop…
Try to make the most of life
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