Must Watch: Steve Peat Releases 'Won't Back Down' For Free

Mar 24, 2020
by James Smurthwaite  

Social isolation just got a bit easier as Peaty, Clay Porter and John Lawlor have released 'Won't Back Down for us all to watch for free on Vimeo.

bigquotesTo help with your isolation and hopefully keep you in your houses, we have decided to put “Won’t Back Down “ online for free. This is not just my story in Mountain biking, it’s also a history lesson of Downhill and our great sport. Enjoy everyone, CheersSteve Peat

Won't Back Down follows Peaty through 20 years of archival footage and photos and intimate interviews with Steve, his family, close friends and competitors. The film takes viewers on a captivating tour of the history of the sport of downhill mountain bike racing and culminates with Steve completing his career-long ambition of winning the World Champs in Canberra.

For more on the film, read our interview with the filmmakers, here.


63 Comments

  • 84 0
 There go my best efforts to "Work from home".
  • 18 0
 If ever there was a more relevant movie for these days ahead then this is it. Stick with it and we will all get through this!
  • 25 7
 Peaty, you have done more for mtb than Osama Bin Laden has for terrorism.
  • 3 0
 what an odd analogy
  • 2 0
 @leopaul:

Its a Warnerism.

Like a Spoonerism but weirder results!
  • 14 0
 Amazing movie! I was honoured to MC the Sea Otter premiere of Won't Back Down. I had something in my eye that night during the part when Steve finally got a rainbow jersey...and maybe just now too! ha ha Yeah Peaty, much love brother!!
  • 15 0
 Peaty, classy as always. You legend!
  • 9 0
 Good lad! Stay safe people
  • 5 0
 I loved those early DH racing days, the riders were absolute Rockstars!! Peaty,Warner, Palmer, Voreis etc....all absolute class and I loved every time a new VHS was released!! They all paved the way for the scene as it is now
  • 4 0
 Remember going to the premiere in Sheffield! Peaty and Rob Warner did an awesome intro: Still makes me laugh that Peaty said Warners version would be called "Backed Down Years Ago"! ???? Whole place was laughing!
As good now as it was then.
Cheers Peaty!
  • 4 0
 That was a really nice movie to learn about our sport!And now i can feel all the battle steve had to deal with...and then win in Australia...what a relief! Great movie,great lad!! Thanks for sharing this.
  • 3 0
 Thank you Mr. Peat. What an awesome film and very inspiring. There can be no love lost when you do what you love everyday. Blessings to you and your family during these strange times.
  • 6 0
 Absolute legend
  • 5 0
 I'll still pay for it because Peaty
  • 2 0
 Why have I never watched this before? If I would’ve known that movie was so good, I would’ve paid for it for sure. Thanks to the producers for making it free and thanks to Pinkbike for putting this on your homepage!
  • 4 0
 Yeeeeeeees! Cheers Steve, you´re a Legend!
  • 4 0
 The best rider and style!!!!!!!
Thank´s Steve!!
  • 4 0
 2 hrs of proper entertainment for free! Fuck yeah!!
  • 3 0
 best possible video for 2h on the rollers, thanks Peaty #StayThef*ckHome #QuedateEnCasa
  • 3 0
 Nice one! On singletrackworld you can also get Mountain Biking: The Untold British Story, for free too
  • 1 0
 I loved this film, it was like a trip down memory lane and it was all my favourite times growing up watching the greats talking about Steve, I’d like to see and updated version too tho
  • 3 0
 Yes legend! Thanks Peaty thats this afternoons viewing sorted Smile
  • 2 0
 I own the DVD, but had to watch again. Every time it get's to his Worlds win, there I go again...
  • 1 0
 Forgot how emotional this was! What a flippin’ legend! I remember reading MBUK and seeing him on the front cover on a fully rigid Kona and still flying!
  • 1 0
 Thanks Peaty! The MTB community is a good community to be involved with, can’t wait to get back on my MTB after things get back to normal.
  • 2 0
 I'd like to point out that in a movie full of British smiles, it was Shaun Palmer that most needed some dental floss.
  • 3 0
 nice one peaty!
  • 2 0
 Legends for ever Peaty. Thanks.
  • 2 0
 Finally back down and allow us to watch for free.
  • 3 0
 Respect!!!
  • 2 0
 You really are a one off, thanks Peaty!
  • 1 0
 Peaty's kit is still so reminiscent of the late 2000's when I idolized him and would watch the Collective on repeat.
  • 2 0
 Thanks Peaty! I'm so stoked after watching that! Legend!
  • 2 0
 Nice one Steve, appreciated
  • 1 0
 i bought it couple years ago.. best MTB doc ever! made me freakin weep... ;(
  • 1 0
 I would love to see what Nicolas Villouz has to say in the pinkbike comments
  • 1 0
 Brilliant film, so glad to watch it again, although under strange circumstances.
  • 1 0
 Just got sucked in and watched the whole thing. What an awesome review of downhill history. Fantastic
  • 1 0
 Still got my 2009 Canberra world champ shirt worn holes in it I'll never throw it away. Farking legend!
  • 1 0
 Anyone found it on the app on the firestick can only get it to work on my phone from this link
  • 2 0
 Cheers!
  • 2 0
 Cracking
  • 2 0
 WOW!
  • 2 0
 Fuck yeah.
  • 1 0
 I won't back down for free but for a few quids I'd consider!
  • 1 0
 Does vimeo suck for anyone else?
Just my old ash tablet?
  • 1 0
 I just shaved my beard in honor of Peaty. I look frikkin awesome!
  • 1 0
 Peaty you’re the man! Best message right now, don’t back down
  • 1 0
 Absolute legend, Peaty just went up a notch in my books!
  • 1 0
 Like Rob Warner says it was the greatest moment in any sport ever.
  • 1 0
 Always an inspiration, always the best of all of us. Cheers to you Peaty!!
  • 1 0
 Im not crying, you're crying. What an awesome documentary!!
  • 1 0
 Thank you !! This was really cool to watch last night!
  • 1 0
 dh history right there! Peaty what a man!
  • 1 0
 Clay Porter makes the best films! So good. What a legend!
  • 1 0
 Such a awesome movie!
  • 1 0
 Thank you!!!
  • 1 0
 Rule 9 RAMFB
  • 1 0
 Peaty is a living legend
  • 1 0
 Thank you x
  • 1 0
 Thanks PB and Peaty \m/
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