Photo essay: A hidden treasure loved by Leeds cyclists

For more than 20 years it has nestled away on the quiet streets of Hyde Park, almost unnoticed to the trained eye.

Friday, 18th March 2016, 2:45 pm
Updated Monday, 21st March 2016, 9:54 am
Theo Cupier at Recycle Engineering bicycle workshop on Norwood Mount in Hyde Park. PIC: Tony Johnson

However, the colourful shack on Norwood Mount is home to one of the most loved and respected of cycling workshops in the city, Recycle Engineering.

The shop/shack is very different to any other bike repairers.

Owner Theo Cupier salvages spare parts, rebuilds wheels and sells recycled bikes, bringing them back to life with new parts.

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Theo Cupier at Recycle Engineering bicycle workshop on Norwood Mount in Hyde Park. PIC: Tony Johnson

He has spares for every conceivable bike including vintage bicycles, and he sells new parts from his tiny back street premises.

Virtually all of his customers come via word-of-mouth recommendations with the veritable Aladdin’s Cave having a very loyal base of visitors.

Theo Cupier at Recycle Engineering bicycle workshop on Norwood Mount in Hyde Park. Picture Tony Johnson
The shop/shack is very different to any other bike repairers.
He has spares for every conceivable bike including vintage bicycles, and he sells new parts from his tiny back street premises.
Theo Cupier at Recycle Engineering bicycle workshop on Norwood Mount in Hyde Park. PIC: Tony Johnson
Theo Cupier at Recycle Engineering bicycle workshop on Norwood Mount in Hyde Park. Picture Tony Johnson
The shop/shack is very different to any other bike repairers.
He has spares for every conceivable bike including vintage bicycles, and he sells new parts from his tiny back street premises.