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Bangers and Cash - Our time on TV

Bangers and Cash - Our time on TV

You may or may not know but we featured on Bangers and Cash a little while back. Bangers and Cash is a program that primarily focuses on the restoration and auction of classic cars. The run the TV show in ‘Yesterday’ and have been currently running for 7 seasons! While they generally focus on restoring old cars, they also dabble in other items for their auctions that happen at their site in Thornton-le-Dale. 

The family run business has become really popular with some of the vehicles that they discover, restore and eventually auction are amazing! If vintage motors and other unique memorabilia is interesting to you, then it is definitely worth watching the show!

If old motors aren’t your thing and you prefer something on two wheels, then the Bangers and Cash team also have you covered too! Motorbikes and bicycles feature on there from time to time, and given our place with restoring old bikes (of which we have countless examples!) an invite to work with the team was warmly welcomed and we couldn’t wait to see what we could pull together for them!

Not one but TWO restored bikes!

When we discussed what we aimed to achieve during filming, it was decided that we would restore two bikes for the Yesterday TV show. It was all kept a surprise from Casey who was the selected technician to work on the bikes. 

All together the filming took part over 7 intense days. Starting filming at 9am and sometimes working through until 7pm! Safe to say, it was great fun and seeing something so incredible come together. 

The first bikes we restored for Bangers and Cash was the 1951 ladies Hercules. This was the same bike that the legendary record-breaking cycling Eileen Sheridan used to ride from Lands end to John o Groats.

A wonderful opportunity for us to see such a great bike back to its former glory! Part of the reasons we made the decisions we did was to keep the original feel and personality to the bike.

Bidding war at auction

When this lot went live at Mathewsons Auction house, it was two online bidders that competed for this bike. One of them ended up taking the bike home for £260! Which was very close to Casey’s estimation of £250. 

It was an absolute honour to work on restoring this absolute gem of a bike. The second bike we restored was a !970 Astra which sold for a modest but accurate £90. All in all, the experience was fantastic and we want to take this opportunity to the Mathewsons, the filming crew with Yesterday and everyone involved in the process of putting this together. 

You can watch the episode now on UKTV… Head over and let us know what you think!

We actually do this every day!

It’s no secret that something like restoring a pre-loved bike is something we love to do. Repairing bikes, custom building bikes, selling bikes we collect from household Recycling Centres are all things we have put into our daily working routine because we’re passionate about it! Recycle York’s owner Bradley Mulhearn started this business over 10 years go now and has grown it into York’s most reliable second-hand bike shop.