Witnessing extreme cyclist Danny MacAskill ride Collie’s Ledge in the Cuillin Mountains is a heart-stopping experience. Two fellow coaches watched ‘The Ridge’ with me, and could barely look. A small camera on Danny’s helmet allowed us to share in the vertiginous drops, and the judders and bumps of the narrow rocky trail.
The short film is already an internet sensation. For me though, the documentary about the making of it is more potent. In this, the toil and care involved in getting the spectacular footage demonstrates the dedication and commitment required of the team. There can be no short cuts in navigating the rugged terrain and the vagaries of the Scottish weather. (more…)