Graeme Obree

Graeme Obree
Graeme Obree is a Scottish cycling legend. He twice broke the hour record (in 1993 and 1994), and was the individual pursuit world champion in 1993 and 1995. He was known for his unusual riding positions and for the bicycle he built which he named Old Faithful and included parts from a washing machine. Later, he joined Le Groupement professional team in France but was fired before his first race for refusing to dope. His life and achievements were dramatised in the film The Flying Scotsman, starring Johnny Lee Miller, and in 2010 he was inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame.

He is now focusing his attentions on breaking the human-powered land speed record on his self-built bike the Beastie, and writing. His autobiography will be updated and re-issued by Birlinn later this year, while Bloomsbury will re-vamp and re-publish Graeme’s training manual The Obree Way. He continues to work as a motivational speaker and is a regular contributor to BBC Radio programmes.

Graeme is represented by Kevin kevin@jennybrownassociates.com

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