It’s Friday, which means it’s time to bring you something entertaining from outside the snowboard box. It seems Britain is actually pretty damned good at all things two-wheeled right now. We’ve got Mark Cavendish winning umpteen Tour de France stages, Danny Macaskill stealing the show on Channel 4’s Concrete Circus with an incredible trials biking film, and now we’ve got this guy: Danny Hart. Danny laid down one of the all-time greatest downhill MTB runs at the recent UCI World Championships in Champery, Switzerland – matched only by the brilliantly biased commentary from the UK presenters. “How does he sit down with balls that big?” is surely up there with this classic piece of Olympic commentary from our very own Ed Leigh.
While we’re talking mountain bikes, isn’t it mental how quick those boys make it down the same hills we ride? A couple of years back we wrote an article all about how similar the two sports of snowboarding and MTB actually are, with some awesome side-by-side images – check it out.