Page last updated at 16:30 GMT, Thursday, 29 October 2009

Stunt biker hurt by pavement trip


Danny MacAskill's film attracted massive interest on the internet

A daredevil stunt cyclist who became an internet sensation could be out of action for two months - after injuring himself tripping over a pavement.

Danny MacAskill was reported to have been walking through his home city of Edinburgh when he stumbled on the kerb and damaged his collar bone.

After undergoing treatment in hospital, he is now recovering at home.

A YouTube video of him performing hair-raising stunts around the city has been viewed by almost 12 million people.

MacAskill was said to have first damaged the bone after falling off his bike in California.

The injury was beginning to heal when he tripped on the pavement in Edinburgh, causing more serious damage.

He told the Edinburgh Evening News newspaper: "In America, it was the most basic fall I'd had in a long time.

"But in Edinburgh it was just an old-fashioned trip on a kerb - I've spent so much time on the bike I can't walk very well."

His mini film, Inspired Bicycles, shows the street trials biker jumping off roofs, a tree and even riding along spiky railings in Edinburgh.

Print Sponsor

Stunt video reaches new heights
21 Apr 09 |  Edinburgh, East and Fife

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2019 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific