Ringo came up with a distinctive staccato drum pattern for this song which he talked about quite often, sometimes mentioning that he's a left-handed drummer trying to play right-handed.
According to the renown stickman Carl Palmer of Emerson, Lake & Palmer fame, Ringo's work on this track is stellar. "One of the most exciting, rhythmical patterns and parts and songs that I ever heard, which I thought was really big-time and had it all going is a track by The Beatles called 'Ticket To Ride,'" said Palmer
. "The drum part on that I always thought was exceptional."