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Danny MacAskill and Steve Peat ride the Trotternish Ridge in the Isle of Skye

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We’re used to seeing Danny MacAskill pulling some unbelievable trials moves in epic locations. But he’s also been known to film some more adventurous missions that fall more into the traditional ‘mountain bike’ category. The latest video would certainly qualify as an adventure.

Taking Steve Peat along for the ride, Danny and Steve embark on a very cold, icy, and sometimes questionable ride on the Trotternish Ridge on their Santa Cruz ebikes. The two-battery adventure takes place in very Scottish conditions and does a great job of capturing the incredible beauty of the Isle of Skye – even in the winter.

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Danny MacAskill is happiest when his friends are having fun. Which is why he invited Steve Peat up to the Isle of Skye, Danny’s homeland, to show him the fun that can be had on a ridgeline rollick. The Trotternish Ridge is an epic route that links together multiple summits starting at the Quiraing and finishing at the Old Man of Storr, two stunning geographical landmarks that bookend the plateau.

But, as is common with all rides with mates, much ‘spracheling occurs. Spracheling, as you’ll learn in this film, is how Danny describes the kind of time-consuming detours and incidents that delay or increase the length of a ride. Forgotten equipment, mechanicals, stops to change layers, needing ‘another’ coffee or swig from a flask, confused directions, and lost folks. It’s this kind of low level mayhem that makes a ride all the more fun with friends.


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