- Cycling Book of the Year – Shortlisted
Danny MacAskill is a professional street trials rider for Red Bull and Santa Cruz Bicycles. Raised in Dunvegan, a remote Scottish outpost on the Isle of Skye, he was a bike mechanic, but his passion for trials riding turned into an unlikely career when his debut video – jaw-dropping stunts played out on the streets of Edinburgh – went viral. Danny has built over 150 million YouTube hits with films including ‘The Ridge’ – an epic ride across the Isle of Skye’s Inaccessible Pinnacle, filmed with GoPro. He has been nominated for Action Sportsperson of the Year at the Laureus World Sports Awards and the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Award.