Flying Scotsman - The Graeme Obree Story



On the way to breaking the World Hour Record in 1993, Graeme Obree
created major controversy in the professional cycling world over his
unique riding style and his pioneering construction techniques.

He famously had to use washing machine parts to complete the building
of his 'Old Faithful' machine. Obree's story starts with his tough
upbringing in the Ayrshire valleys, where he found his escape by taking
to the roads. From there he tells an inspiring story of what it takes
to become a world record breaker, of his thrilling head-to-head duels
with Chris Boardman and how he became a major international star on the
European circuit.

The story ends with Graeme's searingly honest account of his battle
against depression which drove him to attempt suicide.

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> On the way to breaking the World Hour Record in 1993, Graeme Obree
> created major controversy in the professional cycling world over his
> unique riding style and his pioneering construction techniques.
>
> He famously had to use washing machine parts to complete the building
> of his 'Old Faithful' machine. Obree's story starts with his tough
> upbringing in the Ayrshire valleys, where he found his escape by taking
> to the roads. From there he tells an inspiring story of what it takes
> to become a world record breaker, of his thrilling head-to-head duels
> with Chris Boardman and how he became a major international star on the
> European circuit.
>
> The story ends with Graeme's searingly honest account of his battle
> against depression which drove him to attempt suicide.


One of the best books by a sporting person ever.