Video: Remembering Good Times in 'Dreams'

Apr 17, 2020
by Tommy Wilkinson  

During these challenging times, I've been fortunate enough to be able to reflect on what cycling means to me. Having sustained a Spinal Cord Contusion and lost the use of my right arm in 2013 due to a crash, it can be difficult to stay that involved with the cycling community when it comes to riding. I have physical limitations that are sometimes hard to accept.

I am lucky enough to be able to work in the industry, and since my crash have built a good small business that is based around content campaigns and supply. As it's grown, I've spent less and less time "on the tools" as it were, despite this being something that brings me immense joy.

I took this archival footage from shoots we've done over the last 3 years, and put it together to reflect what cycling means to me: hope and dreams; community; friendships; going fast - going slow, and having a reason to explore new places.

I've added in some of my favourite images that will hopefully bring a smile to those who can't get out and ride right now, and inspire you, whatever you personally get from cycling.


























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18 Comments

  • 2 0
 Fantastic Video Tommy I have a similar brachial plexus injury from 1982 and I am out riding and racing as much as possible PS have worked with a brilliant student recently and he has designed a fantastic arm brace and grip interface more details after we have come out of lockdown cant wait to get back to Innerleithan Ae and Glentress
  • 1 0
 Thanks Ronnie! I still ride quite a lot, but where I am based (Northumberland) it's all Golfie-esque riding so gets quite punishing on the body after just a couple of runs! Thrunton is pretty good for me, but again it can be tricky, and my old riding group are all pretty good so I hate the thought of holding them up ha! But I still love it. I have an arm brace from Tom Wheeler, it's pretty amazing: I just need to get it modified so I can use it. I ride with my arm in a sling at the moment.

We should go for a ride some time!
  • 1 0
 @TommyWilkinson: That would be great Tommy after this crazy stuff is over we can arrange to meet up, PS the brace we are working on uses a hingeplate from a leg brace and 2 adjustable shock absorbers from a model car It is moulded to your arm profile ( we used a foot scanner for that!!)and 3 -D printed then finished in Carbon Fibre with ski bindings
The best part is the grip interface The student is investigating getting it patented so cant say to much just now but the testing was going really well, we have also got some help from Cummins Engines.

PS I have been using a cane creek Visco set have you tried one?
  • 4 0
 Great images Tommy, thank you for sharing x
  • 1 0
 Get out there Tommy, and just rip it. I don't care how you rip it , just rip. You owe that to yourself. To that part of you that is Sacred.
  • 1 0
 Absolutely love this wee video! Some cracking shots in there including one of my little hometown of Llangollen looking very Atmospheric! ????????
  • 3 0
 That was quite nice
  • 1 0
 Thank you! Some great shots and nice choice using Watts for the voice over.
  • 2 0
 Quality Tommy!!
  • 1 0
 Yes live is more then a bike.
  • 1 0
 Though full, time to pause, thank you.
  • 1 0
 This is brilliant. Thank you :-)
  • 1 0
 Stayed true to your roots.Cheers Bud, happy riding!
  • 1 0
 What a wonderful and powerful video...all the best in life bro!
  • 1 0
 That was beautiful and moving. Well done. Somebody cutting onions in here?
  • 1 0
 Beauty video and memories Tommy. Stay well!
  • 1 0
 Wonderful edit! Bravo, and thank you so much Smile
  • 1 0
 Brilliant! Thanks a lot!

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