New Danny MacAskill edit: Do A Wheelie

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Danny’s always worth a watch isn’t he? The MacAskillster’s latest vid is called Do A Wheelie. Just like we say to the kids who yell this at us as we sheepishly spin past, we would if we could Danny. We would if we could.

Over to you Danny!

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Press Release:

Professional mountain bike rider and YouTube legend Danny MacAskill joins forces with friends old and new in a celebration of the humble wheelie.

In the summer of 2021 Danny MacAskill put out a call to action to his 3.5 million social media fans asking them to #WheelieWithDanny. Riders and fans applied from around the world to feature alongside Danny in his latest project from adidas Five Ten and Cut Media. Join Danny MacAskill and a host of friends as he pushes the boundaries of the humble wheelie and learns a thing or two from friends old and new.

There is something instinctive built into us humans, a force that it is within us all, no matter our age. From the first moment we put a leg over the frame of a bike and begin to pedal something takes over, we are drawn to tug on the handlebars and lift the front wheel off the ground. The endorphins rush and a sense of shock turns to a smile – this is how it often begins, doing a wheelie for the first time. The humble wheelie is a gateway into a whole new world that for many will become a lifelong passion. For Danny MacAskill his first wheelie would be the start of an incredible career, in his latest film ‘Do A Wheelie’, Danny shows just how much he loves some back wheel action.

“I have seen first-hand the popularity of bike riding explode over the last few years and it puts a smile on my face to see so many people loving getting outside on their bikes. Working with adidas Five Ten, we wanted to make a film that included as many types of riding as possible and let other riders become the star of the film. The wheelie was the best place to start, if you can ride a bike, you can have a good go at doing a wheelie and from there the opportunities are endless. We wanted to celebrate the wheelie, show how accessible riding bikes can be and put a smile on peoples faces. If someone picks up a bike and has a big grin trying to wheelie, then job done.” – Danny MacAskill

Mountain biking has become more popular by the day and participation is currently at an all-time high for this amazing sport. However, you do not need a mountain or a bike park to get out and enjoy your bike. The wheelie is, for many, the first thing they will ever learn on a bike, but it can open the doors to an entire new world.

Joining forces, adidas Five Ten and Danny MacAskill want to share their passion for cycling. In this latest collaboration they showcase how the humble wheelie has brought riders together from around the world in their love of bikes. Once again, Danny MacAskill is set to amaze riders and fans around the world in this latest production.

Are you inspired by Danny’s Latest film?

adidas Five Ten Teamed up with Danny MacAskill to give you the chance to learn from the master himself. Head to www.adidas.com/510day_danny_macaskill and learn how to do a wheelie with Danny MacAskill. Once you have mastered you wheelie, upload your best attempt to Instagram and challenge two other friends to #DoAWheelie

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  • New Danny MacAskill edit: Do A Wheelie
  • Mugboo
    Full Member

    What a lovely start to the day.

    Where is that amazing, sculpted grassy spot?

    Tom Howard
    Full Member

    Where is that amazing, sculpted grassy spot?

    New bike day picture heaven?

    a11y
    Full Member

    That was lovely. Nicely inspiring.
    So much skill on show – and I’m not talking about Danny. I always feel I’ve failed as a rider when I see local kids pulling off amazing wheelies with no effort, one-handed, down the middle of the road, with a can of Redbull/Monster/Strongbow in the other.

    elshalimo
    Full Member

    👍

    kerley
    Free Member

    It is just practice and not that hard which is why those kids can do it. When I was 14 I wheelied a BMX 3 miles without putting wheel down from skatepark back to BMX race course taking in junctions and all.

    Can I wheelie my cross bike now I am 54 and have not bothered wheelieing for 30 years, nope.

    Murray
    Full Member

    Very cool, Wheelie Girl is so amazing

    Thepurist
    Full Member

    I started Ryan Leech’s 30 day wheelie challenge about 30… months ago. Still not got it! Easier to learn at 7 than 57 I guess.

    pictonroad
    Full Member

    That’s wonderful! Love seeing the kids wheelying down the road in groups, winds people up something rotten. 😎

    Adam
    Full Member

    Love that. Great vid.

    I’m another that’s in awe of the kids that can wheelie forever. I’ve never been able to do it. 🤬

    Steve
    Full Member

    Oh my word!

    Drac
    Full Member

    Beautiful!

    rustycrank
    Full Member

    dont normally enjoy vids where the riding is inconceivable – this is even more inconceivable than most but really enjoyed it… music is good too.

    big_scot_nanny
    Full Member

    Pure joy!!! I want to marry Danny, and Hans!

    Martinhuutch
    Full Member

    Lovely feel good stuff. Just what I needed this morning.

    crazy-legs
    Full Member

    What’s almost as amazing is all the stuff going on in the background – things like the way the pallets change height in a sort of stop-motion fashion.

    Some great editing work.

    reeksy
    Full Member

    When I was about nine I learnt to wheelie… about 3 or 4 pedal strokes.
    I can still do that and nothing more.
    I have wheelie envy.

    yetidave
    Free Member

    Where is that amazing, sculpted grassy spot?

    at a guess it will be here (Jupiter Artland between Edinburgh and Livingston)

    CHARLES JENCKS:CELLS OF LIFE

    dirkpitt74
    Full Member

    That’s impressive stuff!
    I can do about 2 pedal strokes on the back wheel on a good day lol
    I need to practice more……

    Some good tips here:

    2tyred
    Full Member

    So good. Starts and ends at my local skatepark.

    You want to wheelie, you got to practice. All the time.

    Paul
    Full Member

    Ali Clarkson with the cargo bike wheelie, brilliant!

    Ferris
    Full Member

    I watched a coach at Hillingd on teach a young teen girl to wheelie in 45 mins. Can the coach wheelie, nope…

    hot_fiat
    Full Member

    That was beautiful. Made me grin like a Cheshire cat. Proper OH WOW moment when Hans appeared.

    kerley
    Free Member

    You need to lose the fear of falling of the back, or at least be ready for it, and then get a feel for the balance point of the bike. Once you have those two things a wheelie is pretty easy and you can pedal or coast on that balance point.
    The first is a lot easier when you are 10 years old rather than 50 years old…

    DB
    Full Member

    Awesome, that put a smile on my face this morning!

    Andrew Lewis
    Full Member

    Yeah that was great – a real feel good vid, what riding bikes is all about!

    mashr
    Full Member

    2tyred
    Full Member

    So good. Starts and ends at my local skatepark.

    Kirkie? Not letting myself watch it just now but the start seemed very familiar

    itsallgood
    Full Member

    Great film, loved the simplicity of it. The tutorial film is good too.

    doomanic
    Full Member

    What a fantastic, happy film.

    However, as a 50 something man who can’t wheelie for toffee, I hate everyone in it… 🤣

    Superficial
    Free Member

    I flipping love wheelies. They’re difficult enough that they’re rewarding, but easy enough (eventually) to do at will. They’re not too strenuous or too easy, you don’t have to think too hard but you’re concentrating enough that you can’t be thinking about much else. It’s just so zen to be on that balance point. I just love the feeling, and this video totally captures that. Love it!

    fat-boy-fat
    Full Member

    Loved it.

    pondo
    Full Member

    Glorious. 🙂 I love his videos, there’s such happiness in all of them. 🙂

    Northwind
    Full Member

    Mugboo
    Full Member

    Where is that amazing, sculpted grassy spot?

    It’s Jupiter Artland. The drone shot with Viola Brand is there too. Loving the location spotting in this one

    rob p
    Full Member

    Quite apart from the riding being beyond my ken, that’s one of the most creative, original and just plain joyous little MTB films I’ve seen for ages!

    Lunge
    Full Member

    Lovely stuff that is, just lovely.

    RNP
    Full Member

    Had some young lads in a Fiesta shout “do a wheelie mate” to me as I trundled past on my mudguard commuting hybrid ebike tonight. We all laughed!

    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    That is just a delight.
    Nice one!

    halifaxpete
    Full Member

    Such a happy video! Wheelies are something I just cant do TBH. I’d like to learn but probs too late now I’m 40

    squirrelking
    Free Member

    Been wanting to see Viola and Danny in a video together, she has serious skills!

    (and is utterly ripped, understandably so)

    edd
    Full Member

    Awesome video, as always.

    Interesting bike spec: Shimano cranks with a SRAM mech (and what looks like a SRAM cassette)

    reeksy
    Full Member

    I’d like to learn but probs too late now I’m 40

    I’ve an 8 year old trying very hard to learn at the moment. I’ve been bemoaning the fact that if i’d not had to go to work throughout lockdown i could have been really good at wheelies by now…

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