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Danny takes a bough with bike stunt video

posted 21 Apr 2009, 06:41 by David Rintoul   [ updated 17 Nov 2009, 14:19 ]

Cycling up trees and riding along spiky fences is not everyone's idea of a relaxing bike ride.

It's all in a day's cycle for Danny MacAskill who is amazing millions around the world with his creative stunts and jumps.

His mini-film, Inspired Bicycles, which was filmed around the Capital's hotspots, has attracted over 100,000 YouTube hits since being uploaded at the weekend.

The 23-year-old street trials biker is boggling minds with his seemingly impossible tricks, including jumping across roofs, dropping off bridges and riding along railings.

He spins 360 degrees outside the Commonwealth Pool, "tailwhips", where you swing the bike under your body, in front of the Scottish Parliament, and does a "flare" – a type of backflip – off a tree on the Meadows.