Stunt ace launches Rotherham’s newest showroom

Danny MacAskill

Viral video star and stunt cyclist Danny MacAskill showed off his latest two-wheel tricks in Rotherham as he officially opened the new showroom for four-wheel customisation specialist Leighton Vans.

Street trial pro-rider Danny, whose spectacular YouTube videos have made him a worldwide star, took time out from thrill-seeking stunts outside to pose for shots at the VW transporter customisation specialist in their brand new workshop and showroom.

The shots will be revealed to his fans through both Leighton Vans and Danny’s social media channels throughout 2017.

LV ambassador Danny said: “What a fantastic facility. I couldn’t resist pulling a few tricks in the workshop. I’ve been involved with LV since 2015 and Mike runs such a dynamic and ambitious business. This is such an uber cool company with such great products. It’s a great fit for me and the vans are crucial to ferrying all of the kit I need to take with me.”

Danny is one of a number of top cycling stars supported by Leighton Vans including world renown, professional mountain biker and Sheffielder Steve Peat and World Cup circuit rider Brendan Fairclough.

Danny uses one of their T6 Transporters to carry his world class Santa Cruz Mountain Bikes and Inspired Trials bicycles while travelling on his famous ‘Drop and Roll Tour’ with his fellow street trials riders.

Mike Leighton, Leighton Vans’ managing director, said: “Danny has become a real ambassador for our brand and we are delighted to see him at our new showroom today showing off his latest tricks and officialy opening the new premises.”

While in South Yorkshire, Danny also took the chance to visit Sheffield’s Kelham Island Museum and Ladybower Reservoir in the Peak District.

Leighton Vans, the VW transporter customisation specialist which sells, rents and leases VW Transporters that are colour coded, body styled, upgraded and modified to client’s requests, bought the Dodds Close premises in January this year as part of ambitious expansion plans.

The move enabled the company, which has become a hit with the outdoor and lifestyle community nationwide, to double its workforce and triple its sales and production space.

The showroom can now display about 50 vehicles, offers merchandise and has an informal customer area.

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