The Flying Scotsman

Graeme Obree

Graeme Obree is a cycling legend, a world champion who has broken the world speed record three times. This new edition celebrates Obree's new world record achieved in Autumn 2013 and brings his life story up to date.
Date Published :
July 2014
Publisher :
Arena Sport
Illustration :
16pp color plate section
Format Available    QuantityPrice
ISBN : 9781909715110
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 7.7 X 5.1 inches
In stock


On 17 July 1993, Graeme Obree stunned the international world when he emerged from obscurity to smash Francesco Moser's World Hour Record. The Flying Scotsman is Graeme Obree's searing autobiography, from his tough upbringing in Ayrshire where he found escape on the roads, to his head-to-head duals with Chris Boardman and becoming a major star on the European circuit. Obree created massive controversy in the professional cycling world with his unique riding style and his pioneering construction techniques - famously using washing-machine parts to complete the building of his 'Old Faithful'. Yet all his sporting success was achieved in the shadow of manic depression and suicidal despair. His life continues to have its ups and downs as Obree brings his amazing life story up to date as he continues to astound the world with his creative genius and sporting prowess.


Hard-hitting and brutally honest

- Cycling Weekly

This is a book that must have taken great courage to write - a harrowing reminder of how little the public know about sportsmen, no matter how brightly the spotlight shines on them

- The Guardian

This is one of the best and moving sports books I have read

- The Times

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