Wednesday 29 May 2013

The store

For a hundred years a bicycle shop in Dublin has let anyone come into the store, borrow bikes and ride them around for a while, to see if they want to buy them.

One girl, the owner said, said she needed to ask her mother if she could buy a bicycle. She rode away and was gone for five hours, and the owners began to think they would never see the bike again. Finally she showed up, having ridden many miles across the city to get permission and money, and rode all the way back again.

From "The Curious Ear: Delaney's Bikes," a documentary on RTE radio, 2011. 
Photo: A store in Dublin -- not the same one.

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