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Danny MacAskill hits the gym in stunning new video

Scottish trials ace back on top form - but gives the spin class a miss

January’s a time of year when many people sign up for the gym – and among those to do so this year is Scottish trials ace Danny MacAskill, if his latest full-length video is to be believed.

The Red Bull-sponsored rider pokes his head around the doors of the weights room and a spin class – ‘No thanks’, says his expression – before heading into the main gym and running through through his full repertoire of tricks, to the backing of Proclaimers song I’m On My Way.

Pressing into service all manner of gym equipment, it’s reminiscent of his 2013 film Imaginate, which saw a mini-sized MacAskill perform his stunts in a playroom complete with oversized building blocks and toy soldiers.

Speaking of his latest edit, MacAskill said: “It’s fair to say that gyms aren’t really my natural habitat!

“I take my hat off to people who go every day to stay in shape, as I much prefer to hop on my bike and keep myself fit that way.

“We wanted this video to be a reminder to all those looking to get fit in 2020, that you don’t have to be miserable, there’s plenty of fun ways to hit your fitness goals. For me, it has and will probably always be my bike.”

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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Rapha Nadal | 4 years ago

Did the same workout this morning.  Piece of piss, mate.

Jem PT | 4 years ago

Incredible skills!

kil0ran | 4 years ago
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The man is a genius. Much rather watch something like that than the extreme end of trials riding. Don't need to risk your life to show off your skills

hawkinspeter | 4 years ago
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Typical January gym noob - doesn't have a clue how to use the equipment!

Awesome skills and it looks like he had a lot of fun doing that. I love the stationary bike endo.

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