STUNT rider and YouTube sensation Danny MacAskill amazed onlookers tonight with a 16ft (5m) loop-the-loop on his bike in front of the London Eye.
The stunt saw the Scottish street trials rider cycle a loop which was floating on a barge on the River Thames in front of the landmark. The gravity-defying trick made it appear as if he was cycling around the Eye.
After pulling off the trick, MacAskill said: “This is one of the biggest set-ups I have ever ridden and the location is amazing. To have a five-metre loop floating on a barge is something surreal.”
The stunt was to promote Microsoft’s mobile personal assistant software Cortana.
MacAskill added: “I always look for new challenges and the chance to ride this massive loop with the help of Cortana is another achievement I can be proud of.”
Earlier this year MacAskill stunned viewers with a death-defying ride along the hazardous Cuillin Ridge on his native Isle of Skye in a video that has been viewed more than 23 million times on YouTube.
The 28-year-old stunt rider was thrown into the spotlight five years ago when he uploaded his first video, Inspired Bicycles, which has received nearly 36 million views.
Filmed by his flatmate, Dave Sowerby, the video shows MacAskill performing stunts on his bike around Edinburgh.
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