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A young rider gets some big air at the 'Riverside Extreme' event at the Riverside Museum in Glasgow on Saturday 24th September.
The event was to encourage youngsters to get out on their bikes and generally be more active, and featured a number of activities. The main attraction was the presence of 'Youtube sensation', Danny MacAskill and his team of trials riders who wowed the crowds on regular shows throughout the day. There were also a couple of areas for kids to learn mountain bike and BMX skills along with the area featured in this photograph - the Airbag.
The rider in the picture was not at any risk during his jump as the set-up was a large ramp which directed riders into a giant inflated airbag for participants to land in. This allowed them to practise the more 'unusual' tricks with minimal risk whilst spectators watched on. It proved to be an interesting part of the day as you were never quite sure what the next rider would try into the airbag.
[ Featured on the Flickr Blog in the post "I Want To Ride My Bicycle" on December 16th 2011. ]