In the 1940s and 50s it is estimated that there were a staggering 300,000 bicycles on the roads of Northern Ireland. As a sporting machine they produced athletes who perform feats of endurance, breaking records and striving for perfection.

Passionate cyclists from Northern Ireland, Isabel Woods (83), Rob Collins (84) and Bill Kirk (75) with a writer May Farrar have compiled Recycled Memories‚ a book which is an evocative anthology describing the people and events involved in cycling over many years.