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Watch This Mountain Biker Shred Down One of Scotland’s Wildest Cliff Faces

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by Eben Diskin Feb 4, 2021

Videos like these can give someone the sudden thirst for an adrenaline rush, or make them afraid to mount a bike ever again. Famous trial cyclist Danny MacAskill has released a video of his latest feat: riding down the steep Dubh Slabs on the Isle of Skye. Sure, the views are beautiful, but it’s tough to pay attention to the scenery when your eyes are fixed on MacAskill’s life-or-death ride.

In the video, MacAskill explains, “I am a big fan of rock climbing and have been inspired by the various men and woman who set new routes and test themselves on some amazing faces around the world so I set out to find some challenging Slab Rock routes on my home Island of Skye with an aim to ride them in a continuous line and test what was possible on my bike. The remote Dubh Slabs rising out of Loch Coruisk in the heart of the Black Cuillin ridge provided some of the steepest terrain I have ever ridden as well as an amazing backdrop for the film.”

While it’s always good to get a dose of inspiration for your own adventures, this probably isn’t something you should attempt yourself. MacAskill is a professional rider and has a whole channel of videos dedicated to his biking exploits to prove it.

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