Okay, so the ginger Scot is a street-trials rider, but he gets outlaw status for becoming the best known bike rider on the planet, on his own, with no help from anyone. In 2009, he released his own his five-and-a-half-minute street trials video on YouTube which has been watched over 33 million times and featured bike stunts on a never-before-performed level. No wonder that he gave up his day job as mechanic in a bike shop in Edinburgh.
His subsequent efforts have only raised the bar, and it’s safe to say that MacAskill, since nominated for the Category “Action Sportsperson of the Year” at the Laureus World Sports Awards, has revolutionised what is possible on two wheels.
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