Released in December 2021, “Ride” is a poignant short film about the beauty of the humble bicycle, as told by lifelong mechanic Ian Downing of Bike Revive Tumut in New South Wales, Australia. Watch it here for a dose of pedal-powered inspiration to get out and ride…

Today in random YouTube finds, Ride is a short film from late 2021 by Tom’s Outdoors that offers some valuable insight from lifelong bicycle mechanic Ian Downing in New South Wales, Australia. He’s about as passionate and articulate as anyone we’ve come across when it comes to expressing the simple joys of riding a bicycle.

In this eight-minute short, Ian shares the story of how he first fell in love with bikes and the immense satisfaction he finds in breathing new life into old ones, no matter how inexpensive or high-end they are. He also talks about the legacy he hopes his service-focused shop, Bike Revive Tumut, will have in the community and his hopes of getting more people to engage with cycling. Watch the film below, after which you’ll almost certainly be feeling inspired to get out and spin the pedals.

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